Torts: Intentional Torts to Persons Posts

New Jersey Law on Vicarious Liability Protects Employers

The New Jersey Legislature has opened a two-year window for filing previously time-barred civil lawsuits based on allegations of sexual abuse. The legislature’s action has created an intense interest in New Jersey legal standards for vicarious liability.

Actions Taken at the 2021 Annual Meeting (May Session)

The first segment of this year’s virtual Annual Meeting adjourned last week. Below is a summary of the actions taken on May 17 and 18. All approvals by the membership at the Annual Meeting are subject to the discussion at the Meeting and the usual editorial prerogative.

Completing an ALI Project: Lessons from Reporters

Have you ever wondered what exactly goes into completing an ALI project? There’s nobody better to talk about the ALI process than four veteran Reporters whose projects may be completed at the 2021 Annual Meeting.

U.S. Supreme Court Cites Restatement of Torts

In Torres v. Madrid, the U.S. Supreme Court held that “the application of physical force to the body of a person with intent to restrain is a seizure even if the person does not submit and is not subdued,” and cited the Restatement of the Law, Torts, in reasoning that the common law considered the mere touching of an arrestee to be a seizure by force.

January 2021 Council Meeting Updates

At its meeting on January 21 and 22, 2021, the ALI Council reviewed and discussed Council Drafts and approved drafts and portions of drafts as listed below.

Is Tort Law Hopelessly Fragmented?

Like Gaul, tort law is divided into three parts: torts of intent, negligence, and strict liability. At least, that is what most torts professors teach and what many scholars, judges and practitioners suppose.