Dissecting ALI's Restatement Of Torts

Law360, New York (February 22, 2011, 12:48 PM EST) -- In the spring of 2007, the members of the American Law Institute approved a tentative draft of Chapter 8 of the new Restatement (Third) of Torts: Liability for Physical and Emotional Harm.

The final draft of Chapter 8, setting forth a new framework for liability relating to emotional harm, will be presented for approval to ALI members this May and is scheduled to be published in late 2011. Below follows a brief overview of the treatment given by the new Restatement to torts involving “pure” or...
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