The American Law Institute adopted its Restatement of the Law, Liability Insurance in May 2018 after years of study, debate and controversy. Its journey continues, however, as lawyers and courts consider whether to utilize and perhaps adopt Restatement positions, and opponents continue lobbying state legislatures, regulators and courts to ignore it. This conference will bring together academics and practicing lawyers who have worked on the Restatement to discuss and debate these issues.
Panel topics will include the Plain Meaning Rule and the use of extrinsic evidence in coverage disputes, the duty to make reasonable settlement decisions, and insurer liability for actions of appointed defense counsel. Professor Tom Baker, a preeminent scholar in insurance law and one of two ALI Reporters for the Restatement, will lead an interactive lunch session on how the Restatement would apply to a hypothetical claim scenario.
Registration is required by April 3rd, 2019. Continental breakfast and lunch will be served. Registration is $60 for practitioners. The program is eligible for Connecticut and New York CLE Credit.
On April 12, the conference will move to Rutgers Law School. Visit https://crr.rutgers.edu for details.