At its meeting on January 18 and 19, 2024, the ALI Council reviewed and discussed Council Drafts of the following projects and approved drafts and portions of drafts as listed below.*

Conflict of Laws

The Council approved Council Draft No. 9, containing the Introductory Note to and §§ 7.25-7.30 of Topic 4, Succession, of Chapter 7 on Property.


Due to the weather, the Council meeting ended earlier than planned on January 19, before the scheduled session for this project. The Council will meet virtually to consider Council Draft No. 8.


The Council approved Council Draft No. 9, containing Sections from Volume 4, Division III on Leasing and Volume 5, Division II on Contracts for Purchase and Sale of Present Estates in Real Property.

Torts: Miscellaneous Provisions

The Council approved Council Draft No. 6, which contained sections on: Negligence Liability of Product Suppliers; Liability for the Provision of Alcohol; Agreements to Engage in Conduct that is Negligent or Reckless; Statutes of Limitations and Statutes of Repose; Wrongful Pregnancy, Wrongful Birth, and Wrongful Life; and Tortious Interference with Parental Rights.

Torts: Remedies

The Council approved the following sections of Council Draft No. 3: §§ 38-42 of Chapter 2 on Other Monetary Remedies; and §§ 50-53 of Topic 1, Injunctions, and §§ 58 and 60-63 of Topic 2, Other Specific Remedies, of Chapter 3 on Injunctions and Other Forms of Specific Relief. No vote was taken on § 59, which will be presented for Council approval after the section on replevin in the Restatement of the Law Fourth, Property, is drafted.

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* All approvals are subject to the discussion at the meeting and the usual editorial prerogative. 


Pauline Toboulidis

The American Law Institute