In this podcast, Alan Kaplinsky, who leads our Consumer Financial Services Group, interviews Professor Adam Levitin of Georgetown University Law School about why businesses and consumer advocates are both opposed to the proposed Restatement, which would change the law in ways that will harm businesses and consumers.

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The American Law Institute’s launch of a project to create a “Restatement of the Law Third, Consumer Contracts” could have major consequences for providers of consumer financial services and other companies that contract with consumers. The project’s premise is that because ALI’s existing Restatement Second of Contracts generally takes a “one-size-fits-all” approach that does not distinguish between commercial and consumer contracts, it is inadequate, and a separate restatement of rules applicable to consumer contracts is needed.… Continue Reading