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Vol. 7, Iss.5
June 6, 2018


Approved: ALI Restatement Of Liability Insurance

Free Seminar On The Now-Approved ALI Restatement Of Liability Insurance

On May 22 white smoke billowed from the chimney of the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Washington as the American Law Institute voted to give final approval to its Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance (RLLI). This comes after eight years of arduous work, 29 drafts, the change from a Principles Project to a Restatement, a delayed final vote last year and significant debate between advocates for insurers and policyholders.

But while one chapter of the RLLI may now be over, a new one will just be getting underway. Expect to see the RLLI cited by some parties in coverage litigation, using it in an attempt to persuade courts to their side. This will likely result in disputes over the role that the RLLI should play in the court’s decision making. Numerous courts have already discussed the RLLI in decisions. The last issue of Coverage Opinions contains an article that addresses the possible role of the RLLI in coverage litigation. Click here.

Look for a more detailed analysis of the ALI’s Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance in the next issue of Coverage Opinions.


The RLLI has been the most talked-about subject in liability circles for the past decade. If you are not familiar with the RLLI, the time to learn about it has now come.

To learn about the RLLI, including its key provisions, how they compare and contrast with case law and the role that the RLLI may play in courts’ decision making, White and Williams invites you to join University of Pennsylvania Law Professor Tom Baker, the Reporter for the RLLI, and myself, for a discussion of these issues. This free seminar will take place on Thursday, June 28th at 2:30 P.M. at White and Williams LLP’s Philadelphia office.

To register for the program, Click here.

Space is Limited.

The program has been approved for 1.5 hours of Pennsylvania CLE credit.

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