Technological Innovations, Uncertainty and the Law of Civil Liability

Second Biennial Meeting of the International Research Network on Technological Innovations, Uncertainty and the Law of Civil Liability

June, 10-11-12-13, 2014
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June 10-13, 2014

Program

Tuesday, June 10th
Faculty of Law, Professor Room, Via Verdi 53

First Session
10.00-13.00

Ken OLIPHANT, University of Bristol
The Idea of Uncertainty in the Context of Technological Innovation and Legal Liability

 

Lara KHOURY, McGill University, Montreal
Traitement judiciaire de la preuve scientifique: comment le juge appréhende-t-il la certitude et l'incertitude scientifique? (étude comparée France-Québec) Part 1
  Etienne VERGES, Université de Grenoble
Traitement judiciaire de la preuve scientifique: comment le juge appréhende-t-il la certitude et l'incertitude scientifique? (étude comparée France-Québec) Part 2
Second Session
15.00-18.00
Vincent FORRAY, McGill University, Montreal
Responsabilité, contrat, normativité – La concurrence des modes juridique de gestion de l’incertitude
  Roberto PARDOLESI, Università Guido Carli LUISS, Roma
Uncertainty and Stochastic Causation
  Christophe QUÉZEL-AMBRUNAZ, Université de Grenoble-Alpes
Théorème de Bayes et responsabilité civile: À propos des causes probables, et de leur appréhension en droit français 

Wednesday, June 11th

Third Session
10.00-13.00
Umberto IZZO, Università di Trento
Technology, Uncertainty and Precautionary Information: The Case of Food Law
  Matteo FERRARI, Università di Trento

Private Standards, Uncertainty and Liability: The Case of Food Standards

  Laurène MAZEAU, Université de Grenoble-Alpes
Civil Liability and Uncertainty: The Case of Drinking Water Pollution
Fourth Session
15.00-17.00
Giovanni COMANDÈ, Scuola Superiore S.Anna, Pisa
Using Simulation in Technological Environments between Old and New Challenges
  Federica GIOVANELLA, Università di Trento
Tort Liability, Uncertainty and New Technologies: The Case of Wireless Community Networks

Thursday, June 12th

Fifth Session
11.00-13.00
Matteo MACILOTTI, Università di Trento
Personalized Medicine as a Way of Dealing with Medical Uncertainty: Consequences for Civil Liability
  Trudo LEMMENS, University of Toronto
Whistleblowing and Pharmaceutical Fraud: Legal Options and Ethical Dimensions
  Richard GOLDBERG, Durham University
Medicinal Product Liability, Pharmacovigilance and Uncertainty
Sixth Session
15.00-17.00
Eric FELDMAN, University of Pennsylvania
E-Cigarettes: A New Challenge for Law and Public Health?
  Marie Ève ARBOUR, Université Laval, Québec
What's between "D" and "E": The Boundaries of Certainty and Uncertainty in the Product Liability Directive

Friday, June 13th

Seventh and final
Session (plenary)
10.00-13.00
  • SCIENTIFIC CONCLUSIONS OF THE SEMINAR (Oliphant, Pardolesi, Feldman - Plenary discussion)
  • LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE: OPEN ISSUES
  • SETTING THE STAGE FOR THE NEXT SEMINAR EDITION in 2016
   

The seminar will take place as a roundtable in the Professor Room of the Faculty of Law of the University of Trento (second floor). The seminar is public, but seating is limited to no more than 10 guests. Attendees must register in advance, contacting the organizers with an informal communication at umberto.izzo [at] unitn.it. Preference will be given to Ph.D candidates or other academic guests who are working on themes discussed during the seminar.