Intentional Torts Posts
The first segment of this year’s virtual Annual Meeting adjourned last week. Below is a summary of the actions taken on May 17 and 18. All approvals by the membership at the Annual Meeting are subject to the discussion at the Meeting and the usual editorial prerogative.
Members of The American Law Institute voted this week to approve Tentative Draft No. 6 of Restatement of the Law Third, Torts: Intentional Torts to Persons. The vote marks the completion of this project.
Have you ever wondered what exactly goes into completing an ALI project? There’s nobody better to talk about the ALI process than four veteran Reporters whose projects may be completed at the 2021 Annual Meeting.
In Torres v. Madrid, the U.S. Supreme Court held that “the application of physical force to the body of a person with intent to restrain is a seizure even if the person does not submit and is not subdued,” and cited the Restatement of the Law, Torts, in reasoning that the common law considered the mere touching of an arrestee to be a seizure by force.
At its meeting on January 21 and 22, 2021, the ALI Council reviewed and discussed Council Drafts and approved drafts and portions of drafts as listed below.
This study is one of the first comprehensive experimental examinations of how race affects judgments of tort injuries.
Like Gaul, tort law is divided into three parts: torts of intent, negligence, and strict liability. At least, that is what most torts professors teach and what many scholars, judges and practitioners suppose.
The following entry contains the Black Letter of §§ 26 and 44 of Tentative Draft No. 5, Chapter 3. Privileges, from Restatement of the Law Third, Torts: Intentional Torts to Persons.
The following entry contains the Black Letter and Comments a and b to § 37 of Tentative Draft No. 5, Chapter 3. Privileges, Topic 4. Arrest and Prevention or Termination of Crime, from Restatement of the Law Third, Torts: Intentional Torts to Persons. The full draft contains additional Comments and Reporters’ Notes.
In this video summary, Reporters Kenneth W. Simons and W. Jonathan Cardi walk through portions of Tentative Draft No. 5 (2020) of Restatement of the Law Third, Torts: Intentional Torts to Persons, which contains Sections from Chapter 3, Privileges.