• Posts by Maya M. Eckstein
    Posts by Maya M. Eckstein

    With more than 20 years of experience in complex commercial litigation and appeals, Maya has successfully represented clients in a wide range of industries and matters. She has an established track record of achieving positive ...

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There is general consensus that 3D printing has potentially revolutionary implications for industry and, along with it, for the law. Its consequences for consumers injured by 3D-printed products are potentially just as far-reaching.

Consider this fact pattern: A plumbing parts manufacturer makes CAD files available to plumbing stores so that they may 3D print replacement parts on demand and on-site in response to customer requests. A plumbing store sells such a 3D-printed part to a customer, but the part malfunctions, causing significant damage to the customer’s home.

In this fact pattern, the injured consumer may have recourse against the plumbing parts manufacturer and the plumbing store, although the manufacturer and store are likely to have agreements with indemnification and liability provisions.


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