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  • Writer's pictureKirk Hartley

A New and Valuable Conference at Rutgers – The American Law Institute’s Restatement of t

Rutger’s strikes again as to insurance issues. Online promotion is here, and pasted below for the February 27th conference. Agenda here.

The conference is a great chance to learn about the law related to liability insurance. Even more specifically, attendees plainly will learn a great deal about how various actual and potential sections of the Restatement relate to various ways that too many (but not all) insurers abuse their policyholders, and occasional instances of policyholders abusing insurance.

The American Law Institute’s Restatement of the


Friday, February 27, 2015 Rutgers School of Law-Camden

“The Rutgers Center for Risk and Responsibility and the Institute for Professional Education present a conference on The American Law Institute’s Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance. The full-day conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, February 27, 2015, at the Rutgers School of Law-Camden. The Restatement aims, as former Director Lance Liebman said, to seek “the efficient and fair rules that should govern the insurer/insured relationship.” The project has sparked spirited debate, and this is an appropriate time to assess the work while still early enough to influence the project.

The conference will engage academics and practicing lawyers in discussion of the issues raised by the Restatement. Topics will include insurance contract interpretation; the duty to settle; the duty to defend; vicarious liability of insurers for actions of defense counsel; and the concept of “large commercial policyholder.”

Papers presented during the conference will be published in the recently integrated journal the Rutgers University Law Review. ”


  1. Ken Abraham (Virginia)

  2. Michelle Boardman (George Mason)

  3. George Cohen (Virginia)

  4. Mark Geistfeld (NYU)

  5. Bruce Hay (Harvard)

  6. Erik Knutsen (Queens)

  7. Leo Martinez (UC Hastings)

  8. Charles Silver (Texas)

  9. Jeffrey Thomas (UMKC)


  1. Tom Baker (Penn)

  2. Kyle Logue (Michigan)


  1. Chris Appel and Victor Schwartz (Shook Hardy & Bacon)

  2. William T. Barker (Dentons)

  3. Laura Foggan (Wiley Rein)

  4. Timothy Law (Reed Smith)

  5. Kim Marrkand (Mintz, Levin)

  6. Ellis Medoway (Archer & Greiner)

  7. Jeffrey Pollock (Fox Rothschild)

  8. Patricia Santelle (White and Williams)

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