The recently published Volume 1 of the Restatement (Third) of Torts: Liability for Physical and Emotional Harm, is a first-rate achievement, all the more so considering that it was captained by a succession of Reporters and underwent more than its fair share of twists and turns2 as it wound its way to its final version and publication. It is regrettable, however, that in this latest torts restatement project, the American Law Institute (“Institute”) was not able to address completely the nature of the intent required for traditional intentional torts to the person, such as battery. I hope the matter will be dealt with and perfected in a restatement project in the near future.

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