Bruce Nye of Cal Biz Lit has been filing reports from a Defense Research Institute event in San Diego, on such topics as "greenwashing" liability (for misrepresenting products' environmental impacts) and the possible litigation impacts of emerging environmental standards for products (EU regs, public nuisance theories, greenhouse regs, the "precautionary principle"). The latter post includes a quote attributed to attorney Chris Bell describing California's regulations on chemicals in products as "bringing the EU to the state. If it can't be marketed in Europe, it can't be marketed in California." Update/correction: Better strike that last quote, which appears to represent neither Bell's views nor Cal Biz Lit's on the state of California regulation.
Liveblogging a DRI product liability conference