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August 3, 2018

Ohio Rejects ALI Insurance Restatement

Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed a first-of-its-kind bill which says the “American Law Institute’s approved Restatement of the Law, Liability Insurance does not constitute the public policy of Ohio,” Legal Newsline reports in Forbes.

The restatement was approved by the group earlier this year despite criticism that the group was shifting away from restating what the law is and changing it to what some think the law should be. Laura Foggan, a partner at Crowell & Moring, called the restatement a “magnet for expensive litigation” and a “change in the law as it exists that isn’t supported by existing law and existing approaches to the law.” 

According to the American Law Institute, this is the first piece of legislation that was passed against a restatement in its entirety.

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