Stage 3: The Last Stage of the Technology Life Cycle

In his paper, Res Ipsa Loquitur and Compliance Error, 142 U. Pa. L. Rev. 887 (1993-4), Mark Grady uncovers an important paradox in tort law – as defendants implement technology that makes activities safer, liability for its use increases.  Grady reaches this conclusion through analyzing the relationship between compliance error and the economic theory of negligence.  As complex technology has developed over the fifteen years that have elapsed since his paper was published, this insight Continue Reading →