“As I’ve said before (to great consternation), state product liability law is basically a dead field. In large part, this is because of federal preemption. But the growth of 3D printing, like other technological changes, may bring the common law back into vogue because Congress will not get its act together quickly to regulate this field.” Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Professor Gerard Magliocca, considering whether liability should be imposed, in the event of injury, on a person creating a defective product at home with a 3D printer or on a party that authored the file used to create the product.

Concurring Opinions, March 5, 2013.