Restatement of the Law Third,

Torts: Intentional Torts to Persons

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 Portions of the Restatement Second have been superseded by the Restatement Third of Torts: Products Liability, Apportionment of Liability, and Liability for Physical and Emotional Harm.
This Restatement addresses other major avenues of recovery for physical and emotional harm to persons, with a focus on assault, battery, false imprisonment, including chapters on consent, self-defense, and other privileges.
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Portions of all three Chapters have been drafted, and Sections of Chapter 1 (Definitions of Intentional Torts to Persons; Transferred Intent) have been approved by the membership.

A recent post on Torts Prof Blog examined Section 104 (now numbered Section 4), Purposeful Infliction of Bodily Harm,with regard to the Kurt Eichenwald seizure incident. Reporter Kenneth Simons is quoted in the piece.

For an in-depth description of this project, please visit the Intentional Torts to Persons page of The ALI Adviser.

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Project Reporter Kenneth W. Simons and Associate Reporter W. Jonathan Cardi discuss the project in this short video:

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Kenneth W. Simons University of California, Irvine School of Law
Irvine, CA
Associate Reporter
W. Jonathan Cardi Wake Forest University School of Law
Winston Salem, NC
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