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Logue, Kyle D.

Douglas A. Kahn Collegiate Professor of Law

408 Hutchins Hall

Kyle D. Logue researches and writes in the areas of insurance, torts, and tax. His scholarly work, which explores the ways in which law can affect the incentives of individuals and corporations, as well as the distribution of risk in society, has appeared in numerous academic journals. His articles, often co-written with other top scholars, have explored a range of questions, from how insurance serves as a form of private risk regulation, to how insurance anti-discrimination law varies across jurisdictions, to how enterprise liability can create incentives for safer consumer products. One of Professor Logue's most cited articles, published in the late 1990s, set forth the deterrence advantages of adopting a regime of enterprise liability for large tobacco companies. One of his most recent articles, from 2019, applies some of the same insights in making an argument for creating a new regime of comprehensive automaker enterprise liability. (One insight of that paper is that such a regime might have the counterintuitive effect of subsidizing the move to fully autonomous vehicles).

One of the nation's leading authorities on insurance law in particular, Professor Logue is the associate reporter for the American Law Institute's Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance and is a co-author of one of the country's leading insurance law casebooks. He has been teaching insurance law his entire career at Michigan Law. In addition to courses involving insurance and compensation system, Professor Logue teaches first-year Torts and Taxation of Individual Income. (He was a tax lawyer before joining the Michigan faculty.)

Professor Logue became the Douglas A. Kahn Collegiate Professor of Law in 2016. For 10 years before that, he held the Wade H. and Dores M. McCree Collegiate Professorship of Law. He is a graduate of Auburn University, where he was a National Harry S. Truman Scholar and an active intramural basketball player. He received his JD from Yale Law School, where he was an Olin Fellow and an articles editor for the Yale Law Journal. Before joining the Michigan Law faculty, Professor Logue worked in Atlanta at the law firm of Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan after serving one year as a law clerk to The Hon. Patrick E. Higginbotham of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

See Prof. Logue's CV​.​

Recent Publications

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"The Deterrence Case for Comprehensive Automaker Enterprise Liability." J.L. & Mobility 2019, no. 1 (2019): 1-31.
Full Text: MLaw Repository

"Should Automakers Be Responsible for Accidents?" Regulation 42, no. 1 (2019): 20-5.
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Insurance Law and Policy: Cases and Materials. 4th ed. T Baker, co-author. Aspen Casebook Series. New York: Wolters Kluwer, 2017.

"In Defense of the Restatement of Liability Insurance Law." T. Baker, co-author. Geo. Mason L. Rev. 24, no. 3 (2017): 767-98.
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"A Survey of Legal Issues Arising from the Deployment of Autonomous and Connected Vehicles." D. A. Crane and B. C. Pilz, co-authors. Mich. Telecomm. & Tech. L. Rev. 23, no. 2 (2017): 191-320.
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The Forfeiture of Coverage Defenses Rule: An Economic Analysis. T. Baker & E. Friedman, co-authors. U of Michigan Law & Econ Research Paper No. 17-103; Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 17-10; U of Penn Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 17-32. Working Paper, 2017.
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Defending the Restatement of the Law, Liability Insurance: "Regulatory Considerations". T. Baker, co-author. University of Michigan Law & Economics Research Paper no. 17-002. Working Paper, 2017.
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"The Perverse Effects of Subsidized Weather Insurance." O. Ben-Shahar, co-author. Stan. L. Rev. 68, no. 3 (2016): 571-626.
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"NFIB v. Sibelius and the Individual Mandate: Thoughts on the Tax/Regulation Distinction." Mich. Bus. & Entrepreneurial L. Rev. 5, no. 2 (2016): 173-91.
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"In Praise of (Some) Ex Post Regulation: A Response to Professor Galle." Vand. L. Rev. En Banc 69 (2016): 97-122.
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Curriculum Interest Areas


Presented Revised Final Draft of the Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance to the Council of the American Law Institute, Philadelphia, January 2018.

Presented "Product Liability and Insurance as Regulation in the Transition to Driverless Cars" at the 2017 Fall Symposium on Traffic Accident Liability and the Future of Autonomous Vehicles, Wake Forest University Law School, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, November 2017.

Presented "Making Auto Insurance Affordable" at the ACCEC Insurance Law Symposium on Why Insurance Matters: Insurance As a Driving Force in Our Economy, Ann Arbor, October 2017.

Presented Proposed Final Draft of the Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance, Sections 13 & 24 and chapter 4, at the American Law Institute Annual Meeting (all sections approved), Washington, D.C., May 2017.

Panel participant, "Transportation Disrupted: Artificial Intelligence in the Driver's Seat," organized by Eversheds Sutherland, New York, April 2017.

Presented "Medicaid, Block Grants, and Fiscal Federalism" at a conference on Insurance in the Age of Trump, University of Connecticut Law School, Hartford, Connecticut, April 2017.

Presented Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance, Council Draft #3, to American Law Institute Council, Philadelphia, January 2017.

Presented "The Role of Liability Insurance (and Liability Insurance Law) in Facilitating (and Inhibiting) the Goals of Tort Law" at the Association of American Law Schools (Remedies Section), San Francisco, January 2017.

Presented Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance, Preliminary Draft #3, to American Law Institute Advisers and Members Consultative Group, Philadelphia, October 2016.

Participated in the Roundtable on Security and Privacy for Cyber-Physical Systems at the Center for Technology, Innovation, and Competition, University of Pennsylvania Law School, May 2016.​

Moderated panel discussion at "Autonomous Vehicles: Legal and Regulatory Hurdles to Deployment" conference at the University of Michigan Law School, April 2016. ​

Presented the Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance (Chapters 1, 2, and 3) at the New Face of Insurance Litigation conference, Boston College Law School, January 2016. ​​