Restatement of the Law Third,

Torts: Remedies

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 Portions of the Restatement Second have been superseded by the Restatement Third of Torts: Products Liability, Apportionment of Liability, Liability for Physical and Emotional Harm, and Liability for Economic Harm.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 will cover several distinct types of issues. The first is identifying the types of damages that are recoverable, including past and future lost wages, medical expenses, disfigurement, pain and suffering, lost profits, and damage to property. The second type involves issues related to measuring damages, for example, discounting future earnings to present value, the effect of taxes, and the collateral-source rule. The third type is injunctions against threatened or continuing torts or to reverse the effects of completed torts. And the fourth type is other forms of monetary relief, such as nominal and punitive damages and restitution of unjust enrichment.
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At the 2022 Annual Meeting, the following actions were taken on Tentative Draft No. 1:

  • A motion to amend § 8 failed.
  • A second motion to amend § 8 was withdrawn.

The membership voted to approve §§ 1-4, 6-8 of Tentative Draft No. 1. After discussion with the membership, Reporters agreed to present a revised § 5 at a future Meeting. Accordingly, there was no vote on § 5. The remaining sections of TD No. 1 that were not discussed due to time constraints will be presented at a future Annual Meeting.

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

For more detailed information on this project please visit the Torts: Remedies page on The ALI Adviser

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