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Monday, February 13, 2006

Conference: Dan B. Dobbs Conference on Tort Law -- Economic Torts

This year the American Law Institute has embarked upon a new project to draft the Third Restatement of Economic Torts. These torts can include established causes of action such as fraud, misrepresentation, professional malpractice, bad faith, breach of fiduciary duty, intentional and negligent interference with contract and opportunity, unfair competition, misappropriation of trade secrets, and disparagement, as well as emerging torts such as conversion of intangibles.

At this pivotal time, the Economic Torts Conference, organized under the direction of Ellen Bublick, Professor of Law at the University of Arizona Rogers College of Law, gathers together more than thirty distinguished academics, judges and practitioners to address the appropriate scope and definition of economic torts. Are economic tort suits desirable? Are they really increasing in number? When should parties be confined to contract alternatives to remedy claims of economic loss?

Our conference examines questions like these, probing the contours and limits of these disparate but often overlapping causes of action.

The Economic Torts Conference will be held March 3rd and 4th, on the campus of the University of Arizona Rogers College of Law in Tucson, Arizona.

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