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Widener Commonwealth Law School

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

ALI-ABA on "The Third Restatement of Torts: Everything You Wanted To Know, But Didn't Know Whom To Ask"

ALI-ABA presents a one-hour telephone seminar on The Third Restatement of Torts.  The course description provides:

Confused about the Third Restatement of Torts?  You are not alone.  The Third Restatement is different from its predecessors.  Instead of consecutive provisions in a single multi-volume work as in the past, the Third Restatement is prepared in discrete, subject-specific topics.  Products Liability was restated and published in 1998, but a new volume of the Third Restatement was published just this year.  And another volume was published in 2000 – with several other volumes slated for future years.   

Find out what you wanted to know about the Third Restatement, but didn't know whom to ask.  Led by the co-Reporter of the Third Restatement, a federal court of appeals judge, and two prominent lawyers involved in the Restatement process, this in-depth and insightful program will examine the most recent volume, Liability for Physical and Emotional Harm, covering the core of tort doctrine for personal injury and property damage. 

The distinguished faculty will outline this Restatement's significant modifications to the Second Restatement's provisions covering duty, negligence, factual cause, proximate cause, liability for emotional harm, and landowner obligations.  Proof of causation in toxic substances litigation, a major area of contemporary tort litigation, will also be discussed.

Mike Green (Wake) is the planning chair for the seminar. 


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