Tort Law Stories July 3

Balancing property owners’ rights and drone operators’ needs

In July, the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) will meet in Anchorage to discuss and vote on model state legislation that affects unmanned aircraft, better known as drones. The ULC is a nonprofit, American unincorporated association made up of attorneys. Its members are appointed by state governments, and its goal is “to bring clarity and stability to critical areas of statutory law across jurisdictions.” The commission has been trying to balance the rights of property owners with the needs of drone operators, which has proven to be a challenging task.

Tort Law Stories October 26, 2018

There’s a small but very influential group of attorneys from across the country, called the Uniform Law Commission, a non-profit, American unincorporated association. Their members are appointed by state and their goal is to “to bring clarity and stability to critical areas of statutory law across jurisdictions.” One of their committees is currently working to draft “a uniform act or model law addressing tort liability and defenses associated with the unique use of aerial drones,” the so-called “Tort Law Relating to Drones.” This model legislation could potentially have far-reaching consequences for the drone industry as it aims to protect the privacy of landowners.

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