Restatement of the Law Third,

Torts: Defamation and Privacy

This project is part of ALI’s ongoing revision of the Restatement Second of Torts. Portions of the Restatement Second have been superseded by the Restatement Third of Torts: Products Liability, Apportionment of Liability, Liability for Physical and Emotional Harm, and Liability for Economic Harm.
This Restatement addresses torts dealing with personal and business reputation and dignity, including defamation, business disparagement, and rights of privacy. Among other issues, the updates will cover the substantial body of new issues relating to the internet.
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This project was approved by the Council in January 2019. ALI will next appoint Associate Reporters as well as a group of Advisers with diverse expertise. ALI members may join the Members Consultative Group.
Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law
Columbia, MO
Robert C. Post Yale Law School
New Haven, CT
Members Consultative Group
Kenneth S. Abraham University of Virginia School of Law
Charlottesville, VA
Marc T. Amy Jones Walker LLP
Lafayette, LA
José F. Anderson University of Baltimore School of Law
Baltimore, MD
Christopher Edward Appel Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
Washington, DC
Enrique Armijo Elon University School of Law
Greensboro, NC
Michael F. Aylward Morrison Mahoney LLP
Boston, MA
Joseph R. Bankoff Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA
Sandra S. Baron Media Law Resource Center
New York, NY
Neal S. Berinhout AT&T Services, Inc.
Dallas, TX
Stephen Calkins Wayne State University Law School
Detroit, MI
W. Jonathan Cardi Wake Forest University School of Law
Winston Salem, NC
Nicole B. Casarez University of St. Thomas
Houston, TX
Stephen Yee Chow Hsuanyeh Law Group PC
Boston, MA
George W. Conk Fordham University School of Law
New York, NY
Christopher Scott D'Angelo Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP
Philadelphia, PA
James B. Dolan, Jr. Cogavin & Waystack
Boston, MA
Holly A. Dyer Foulston Siefkin LLP
Wichita, KS
Jay M. Feinman Rutgers Law School
Camden, NJ
Joseph D. Garrison Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti PC
New Haven, CT
David R. Geiger Foley Hoag LLP
Boston, MA
Jacob E. Gersen Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA
Donald G. Gifford University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law
Baltimore, MD
Philip S. Goldberg Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
Washington, DC
Charles E. Griffin Butler Snow LLP
Ridgeland, MS
Mike Hintze Hintze Law PLLC
Seattle, WA
Brian M. Hoffstadt California Court of Appeal, Second District
Los Angeles, CA
Roger F. Holmes Biss & Holmes
Anchorage, AK
Ralph A. Jacobs Drake Speciale LLC
Philadelphia, PA
Vincent R. Johnson St. Mary's University School of Law
San Antonio, TX
Robb Jones United Educators
Bethesda, MD
Harold H. Kim U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Washington, DC
Nancy S. Kim California Western School of Law
San Diego, CA
David G. Klaber K&L Gates LLP
Pittsburgh, PA
Joseph H. Lang, Jr. Carlton Fields P.A.
Tampa, FL
John P. Lavelle, Jr. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Philadelphia, PA
Timothy P. Law Reed Smith LLP
Philadelphia, PA
Thomas S. Leatherbury Vinson & Elkins LLP
Dallas, TX
Jessica D. Litman University of Michigan Law School
Ann Arbor, MI
Andres W. Lopez The Law Offices of Andres W. Lopez P.S.C.
San Juan, PR
Patrick A. Malone Patrick Malone & Associates, PC
Washington, DC
Hugh J. Marbury Cozen O'Connor, PC
Washington, DC
Steven L. Mayer Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
San Francisco, CA
Richard L. Neumeier Morrison Mahoney LLP
Boston, MA
Donal Nolan Worcester College, University of Oxford
Oxford, England
Jeffrey M. Pollock Fox Rothschild LLP
Lawrenceville, NJ
Ellen S. Pryor UNT Dallas College of Law
Dallas, TX
Richard J. R. Raleigh, Jr. Wilmer & Lee, PA
Huntsville, AL
Austin James Riter Parr Brown Gee & Loveless
Salt Lake City, UT
Robert L. Rothman Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
Atlanta, GA
Lynn Hecht Schafran Legal Momentum
New York, NY
Marc M. Seltzer Susman Godfrey LLP
Los Angeles, CA
William P. Shelley Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP
Philadelphia, PA
Kenneth W. Simons University of California, Irvine School of Law
Irvine, CA
Douglas G. Smith Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Chicago, IL
Rhea C. Stevens Law Office of Rhea Stevens
Pearland, TX
H. Mark Stichel Astrachan Gunst Thomas, P.C.
Baltimore, MD
Guy Miller Struve Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
New York, NY
Mary-Christine Sungaila Haynes and Boone, LLP
Costa Mesa, CA
Louise Ellen Teitz Roger Williams University School of Law
Bristol, RI
Stacey A. Tovino University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
Las Vegas, NV
Eugene Volokh University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
Los Angeles, CA
Ari Ezra Waldman New York Law School
New York, NY
Merle Weiner University of Oregon Law School
Eugene, OR
Jack M. Weiss Liskow & Lewis
New Orleans, LA
Douglas P. Woodlock U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Boston, MA
Richard W. Wright IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
Evanston, IL
Benjamin C. Zipursky Fordham University School of Law
New York, NY