Resuming the process of writing a restatement of the law on consumer contracts after a two-year hiatus due to controversy, the American Law Institute conducted a virtual members' consultative group meeting on the newest draft sections. CCL's Robert S. Peck, as a member of the consultative group, attended the meeting.

     When what was intended to be a final draft was discussed in May 2019, members objected to provisions that many regarded as dated and insufficiently protective of consumer interests. Only the definitional section of the restatement won approval as the following sections were debated at length without a vote. The new draft attempts to address some of the criticisms but, at the meeting, still proved subject to much questioning and to many suggested changes. A revised draft is expected next year.