At its meeting on October 19 and 20, 2023, the ALI Council reviewed and discussed Council Drafts of the following projects and approved drafts and portions of drafts as listed below.*

Children and the Law

The Council approved Council Draft No. 9 containing a general Introduction; §§ 2.10, 2.11, 2.20 (Comment l only), 2.21, 2.45, 2.60, and 2.90 of Chapter 2, State Intervention for Abuse and Neglect; § 8.10 (Comments k and l only) of Chapter 8, Student Speech Rights; Introduction to Part III; § 13.61 of Chapter 13, Delinquency Proceedings; §§ 15.10-15.12, 15.31, 15.40 of Chapter 15, Juveniles in the Criminal Justice System; Introduction to Part IV; § 16.20 of Chapter 16, Medical Decision-making by Minors; and § 19.10 of Chapter 19, Juvenile Curfews.


The Council approved Council Draft No. 8, which contained §§ 2.1-2.19 of Chapter 2, Adverse Possession, of Division II, Possession, of Volume 1 on The Basics of Property.

Torts: Miscellaneous Provisions

The Council approved Council Draft No. 5, containing sections on: Spoliation of Evidence; Equitable Estoppel as a Defense to Tort Liability; Tort Liability Based on Estoppel; Prenatal Injury; and Bad-Faith Performance of First-Party Insurance Contract.

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


Jennifer Morinigo

The American Law Institute


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