As a member of the American Law Institute consultative group for the Restatement of Consumer Contracts, CCL President Robert S. Peck filed comments suggesting that the latest draft underplayed consumer expectations as a metric for determining the validity of contract provisions imposed by businesses on their customers. 

     Peck's comments recalled the discussion at the ALI Annual Meeting, where consumer expectations were discussed. He also provided caselaw and examples to bolster his position.

     The Consumer Contracts Restatement was approved, subject to final adjustments at the May meeting. The new draft and Peck's comments are part of those final adjustments.