Annual Meeting project
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 Portions of the Restatement Second have been superseded by the Restatement Third of Torts: Products Liability, Apportionment of Liability, Liability for Physical and Emotional Harm, and Liability for Economic Harm.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. Sections of Chapter 1 (Definitions of Intentional Torts to Persons; Transferred Intent) and Chapter 2 (Consent) have been approved by the membership, subject to the discussion at the Annual Meeting and the usual editorial prerogative.

A post on Torts Prof Blog examines 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.

Project Video

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

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
Marialyn Barnard Texas Fourth Court of Appeals
San Antonio, TX
James M. Beck Reed Smith LLP
Philadelphia, PA
Mark A. Behrens Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
Washington, DC
Anita Bernstein Brooklyn Law School
Brooklyn, NY
Ellen M. Bublick The University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law
Tucson, AZ
Robert L. Carter Illinois Appellate Court, Third District
Ottawa, IL
Martha E. Chamallas Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law
Columbus, OH
Robert P. Charrow U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC
Edward L. Chavez Supreme Court of New Mexico (Retired)
Santa Fe, NM
Sherman J. Clark University of Michigan Law School
Ann Arbor, MI
Mary J. Davis University of Kentucky College of Law
Lexington, KY
Anthony E. DiResta Holland & Knight LLP
Washington, DC
Richard M. Gergel U.S. District Court
Charleston, SC
John M. Gerrard U.S. District Court of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE
John C. P. Goldberg Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA
Thomas C. Goldstein Goldstein & Russell, P.C.
Bethesda, MD
James Goudkamp Keble College
Oxford, UK
Susan P. Graber U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Portland, OR
Michael D. Green Wake Forest University School of Law
Winston Salem, NC
Thomas M. Hardiman U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
Pittsburgh, PA
Mary K.W. Jones Deere & Company
Moline, IL
Steven C. Laird Law Offices of Steven C. Laird, P.C.
Fort Worth, TX
Carol F. Lee Taconic Capital Advisors L.P.
New York, NY
Gerald A. McHugh, Jr. U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
James C. McKay, Jr. Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
Washington, DC
Nancy J. Moore Boston University School of Law
Boston, MA
Olivier Pierre Moréteau Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center
Baton Rouge, LA
Richard L. Neumeier Morrison Mahoney LLP
Boston, MA
David F. Partlett Emory University School of Law
Atlanta, GA
Ellen S. Pryor UNT Dallas College of Law
Dallas, TX
Anthony J. Sebok Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
New York, NY
Shanin Specter Kline & Specter, PC
Philadelphia, PA
Larry S. Stewart Stewart Tilghman Fox Bianchi & Cain, P.A.
Miami, FL
Stephen D. Sugarman University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Berkeley, CA
Ellen Wertheimer Villanova University School of Law
Villanova, PA
Benjamin C. Zipursky Fordham University School of Law
New York, NY
Members Consultative Group
Roger I. Abrams Northeastern University School of Law
Boston, MA
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
Tom Baker University of Pennsylvania Law School
Philadelphia, PA
Steven K. Balman Franden, Farris, Quillin, Goodnight & Roberts
Tulsa, OK
Jennifer S. Bard University of Cincinnati College of Law
Cincinnati, OH
Barry Barnett Susman Godfrey LLP
Houston, TX
Shawn J. Bayern Florida State University College of Law
Tallahassee, FL
Steven M. Bradford HNI Corporation
Muscatine, IA
Harvey G. Brown, Jr. The Lanier Law Firm PC
Houston, TX
Stephen Calkins Wayne State University Law School
Detroit, MI
Elena A. Cappella Philadelphia, PA, USA
Vincent P. Cardi West Virginia University College of Law
Morgantown, WV
Stephen Yee Chow Hsuanyeh Law Group PC
Boston, MA
George C. Christie Duke University School of Law
Durham, NC
Tracy Christopher Fourteenth Court of Appeals
Houston, TX
Giovanni Comandé Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Pisa, Italy
George W. Conk Fordham University School of Law
New York, NY
Richard L. Cupp Jr. Pepperdine University School of Law
Malibu, CA
Edward J. Currie, Jr. Currie Johnson & Myers, PA
Jackson, MS
Christopher Scott D'Angelo Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP
Philadelphia, PA
Mary J. Davis University of Kentucky College of Law
Lexington, KY
Deborah A. DeMott Duke University School of Law
Durham, NC
John L. Diamond University of California, Hastings College of the Law
San Francisco, CA
James B. Dolan, Jr. Cogavin & Waystack
Boston, MA
Grant Dorfman Sheehy, Ware & Pappas, P.C.
Houston, TX
Holly A. Dyer Foulston Siefkin LLP
Wichita, KS
Joseph P. Esposito Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Washington, DC
Jay M. Feinman Rutgers Law School
Camden, NJ
Heidi Li Feldman Georgetown University Law Center
Washington, DC
Kimberly Kessler Ferzan University of Virginia School of Law
Charlottesville, VA
Joseph Z. Fleming Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Miami, FL
Vernon L. Francis Dechert LLP
Philadelphia, PA
Steven F. Friedell Rutgers Law School
Camden, NJ
Joseph D. Garrison Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti PC
New Haven, CT
Alex C. Geisinger Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Philadelphia, PA
Israel Gilead Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Law
Jerusalem, Israel
Michael Greenwald Philadelphia, PA, USA
Betsy J. Grey Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
Phoenix, AZ
Charles E. Griffin Butler Snow LLP
Ridgeland, MS
John J. Grogan Langer, Grogan & Diver P.C.
Philadelphia, PA
Tracy Raffles Gunn Gunn Appellate Practice P.A.
Tampa, FL
Mark A. Hall Wake Forest University School of Law
Winston Salem, NC
Robert M. Hart Bronxville, NY, USA
Richard L. Hasen University of California, Irvine School of Law
Irvine, CA
Richard Conrad Henke Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Lansing, MI
Ernest R. Higginbotham UNT Dallas College of Law
Dallas, TX
Roger F. Holmes Biss & Holmes
Anchorage, AK
Alan D. Hornstein University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law (Retired)
Baltimore, MD
C. Stephen Hsu Beijing Academy of Social Sciences
Beijing, China
Edwin E. Huddleson Washington, DC
Richard H. Hunter Hunter & Cole
St Croix, VI
Kirk C. Jenkins Horvitz & Levy LLP
San Francisco, CA
Vincent R. Johnson St. Mary's University School of Law
San Antonio, TX
Paul F. Jones Phillips Lytle LLP
Buffalo, NY
Allan Kanner Kanner & Whiteley, LLC
New Orleans, LA
Liza Ilona Karsai Uniform Law Commission
Chicago, IL
Robert R. Keatinge Holland & Hart LLP
Denver, CO
Evelyn V. Keyes Texas Court of Appeals, 1st District
Houston, TX
Nancy S. Kim California Western School of Law
San Diego, CA
Lewis N. Klar University of Alberta, Faculty of Law
Edmonton, Canada
Nina A. Kohn Syracuse University College of Law
Syracuse, NY
Michael J. Kramer Noble Circuit Court
Albion, IN
Michael I. Krauss The Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
Arlington, VA
Peter B Kutner University of Oklahoma College of Law
Norman, OK
Sybil H. Landau New York, NY, USA
Thomas S. Leatherbury Vinson & Elkins LLP
Dallas, TX
Paul A. LeBel University of North Dakota School of Law (Retired)
Grand Forks, ND
John Elliott Leighton Leighton Law, P.A.
Miami, FL
Lawrence C. Levine University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Sacramento, CA
Jessica D. Litman University of Michigan Law School
Ann Arbor, MI
David A. Logan Roger Williams University School of Law
Bristol, RI
Kyle D. Logue University of Michigan Law School
Ann Arbor, MI
Jean C. Love Santa Clara University School of Law
Santa Clara, CA
Timothy D. Lytton Georgia State University College of Law
Atlanta, GA
William Cullen MacDonald Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP
New York, NY
Gerard N. Magliocca Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Indianapolis, IN
Richard J. McNeil Crowell & Moring LLP
Irvine, CA
William J. McNichols University of Oklahoma College of Law
Norman, OK
Chad C. Messier Dudley Newman Feuerzeig, LLP
St Thomas, VI
Douglas K. Moll University of Houston Law Center
Houston, TX
Charles R. A. Morse Jones Day
New York, NY
Virginia E. Nolan del Mar, CA, USA
Ken Oliphant University of Bristol Law School
Bristol, England
Brian J. Paul Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Indianapolis, IN
Philip G. Peters, Jr. University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law
Columbia, MO
Thomas R. Phillips Baker Botts L.L.P.
Austin, TX
Jeffrey M. Pollock Fox Rothschild LLP
Lawrenceville, NJ
J. David Prince Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Saint Paul, MN
Robert L. Rabin Stanford Law School
Stanford, CA
Margaret Jane Radin University of Michigan Law School
Ann Arbor, MI
James L. Robertson Wise Carter Child & Caraway, P.A.
Jackson, MS
Christopher John Robinette Widener University School of Law
Harrisburg, PA
Reginald L. Robinson Howard University School of Law
Washington, DC
Jennifer E. Rothman Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Michael L. Rustad Suffolk University Law School
Boston, MA
Joseph Sanders University of Houston Law Center
Houston, TX
Leticia M. Saucedo University of California, Davis School of Law
Davis, CA
Lynn Hecht Schafran Legal Momentum
New York, NY
Victor E. Schwartz Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
Washington, DC
Elizabeth S. Scott Columbia Law School
New York, NY
Marc M. Seltzer Susman Godfrey LLP
Los Angeles, CA
Reagan W. Simpson Yetter Coleman LLP
Houston, TX
Paul A. Slager Silver Golub & Teitell LLP
Stamford, CT
George Prescott Slover Consumer Reports
Washington, DC
Douglas G. Smith Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Chicago, IL
Craig Smyser Smyser Kaplan & Veselka, L.L.P.
Houston, TX
Carl A. Solano Superior Court of Pennsylvania (Retired)
Philadelphia, PA
Jane Stapleton Christ's College, University of Cambridge
Cambridge, England
Michael K. Steenson Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Saint Paul, MN
H. Mark Stichel Astrachan Gunst Thomas, P.C.
Baltimore, MD
David J. Stout University of New Mexico School of Law
Albuquerque, NM
Guy Miller Struve Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
New York, NY
Jeannie Suk Gersen Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA
Mary-Christine Sungaila Haynes and Boone, LLP
Costa Mesa, CA
Stephen Lyle Tatum Cantey Hanger LLP
Fort Worth, TX
Jeffrey E. Thomas University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
Kansas City, MO
Jay Tidmarsh Notre Dame Law School
Notre Dame, IN
Daniel M. Traynor Traynor Law Firm, PC
Devils Lake, ND
R. Patrick Vance Jones Walker LLP
New Orleans, LA
Bea Verschraegen University of Vienna, Faculty of Law
Vienna, Austria
Dominick Vetri University of Oregon School of Law
Eugene, OR
Eugene Volokh University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
Los Angeles, CA
Bill Wagner Wagner McLaughlin, P.A.
Tampa, FL
Nicholas J. Wallwork Phoenix, AZ
Lu-in Wang University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Pittsburgh, PA
David N. Wecht Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, PA
Merle Weiner University of Oregon Law School
Eugene, OR
Marc P. Weingarten Locks Law Firm
Philadelphia, PA
Steven O. Weise Proskauer Rose LLP
Los Angeles, CA
Joseph A. Wetch, Jr. Serkland Law Firm
Fargo, ND
John Shepard Wiley, Jr. California Court of Appeal Second District, Division Eight
Los Angeles, CA
Richard W. Wright IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
Evanston, IL
Thomas C. Wright Wright Close & Barger, LLP
Houston, TX