Products Liability Law Slow to React to Growing Demand for Commercial Drone Use
On Dec. 29, 2020, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced new rules regulating the use of drones. The new regulations coincide with the growing demand for the use of drones for commercial purposes. Companies, such as UPS and Amazon, were even approved last August for package delivery via drone. Commercial drones are being used in the nonshipping context as well. Surveyors, broadcasters and even farmers are beginning to use drones for various tasks vital to their business. While we may some years behind flying cars, it's a good bet we are going to become accustomed to seeing these small aircrafts fly above us while we walk to work or take the kids to school.
Partner Wes Payne and Associate Javier Puga discuss laws and regulations surrounding commercial drone use, particularly in the products liability context in their article, Products Liability Law Slow to React to Growing Demand for Commercial Drone Use, originally published in The Legal Intelligencer.