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Logue, Kyle D.

Douglas A. Kahn Collegiate Professor of Law

408 Hutchins Hall

Kyle Logue writes and teaches in the areas of insurance, torts, and tax law. His scholarly work explores how these areas of law can be marshalled both to enhance social efficiency and to pursue various conceptions of distributive justice. More specifically, he has developed efficiency and distributive-justice arguments in support of, for example, (a) adopting enterprise liability for makers of consumer products; (b) supplementing the alternative minimum tax with an alternative maximum tax; (c) using insurance anti-discrimination laws to redistribute from the better off to the less well off; and (d) implementing programs that provide a form of explicit or implicit racial reparations. He has also written extensively on the problem of legal change: specifically, under what circumstances and to what extent society should protect or compensate those who sustain harm as a result of unexpected changes in the law. Logue is currently at work on a set of projects investigating how law—including tort, tax, and insurance law—might be used to improve society's resilience to the increasing risks of natural and anthropogenic disasters.

Professor Logue is one of the country's leading experts on insurance law and policy. He is the sole author or co-author of a number of important law review articles in the field, including The Perverse Effects of Subsidized Weather Insurance (2016) (with O. Ben-Shahar), Understanding Insurance Anti-Discrimination Laws (2014) (with R. Avraham & D. Schwarcz), Outsourcing Regulation: How Insurance Reduces Moral Hazard (2012) (with O. Ben-Shahar), and Insuring against Terrorism—and Crime (2003) (with S. Levmore). He is also the co-author of one of the leading insurance law casebooks, Insurance Law and Policy: Cases and Materials (5th ed. forthcoming) (with T. Baker & C. Saiman). He was the Associate Reporter for the American Law Institute's Restatement of Law of Liability Insurance, which was completed in 2018.

A former Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Law School, Professor Logue has chaired or served on several University-wide committees. For example, in 1999 and 2000 he chaired the University's Ad Hoc Committee on Tobacco Investment, which was appointed by then-President Lee Bollinger and consisted of U of M faculty, staff, alumni, students, and supporters. That committee issued a report recommending that the University divest its holdings in tobacco companies, a recommendation that was adopted by the University's Board of Regents.

Professor Logue is a graduate of Auburn University where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science summa cum laude and was a Harry S. Truman National Scholar, and of Yale Law School where he received his Juris Doctorate degree and was a John M. Olin Fellow and Articles Editor on the Yale Law Journal.  Before joining the University of Michigan faculty, he worked as a tax attorney in the Atlanta office of the law firm Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan. Prior to that, he served a one-year judicial clerkship with the Honorable Patrick E. Higginbotham on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Starting his career at the University of Michigan Law School in 1993, Professor Logue has held an endowed chair since 2006. For ten years he was the Wade H. and Dores M. McCree Collegiate Professor of Law. Since 2016 he has held the Douglas A. Kahn Collegiate Professorship.

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"The Deterrence Case for Comprehensive Automaker Enterprise Liability." J.L. & Mobility 2019, no. 1 (2019): 1-31.
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"Should Automakers Be Responsible for Accidents?" Regulation 42, no. 1 (2019): 20-5.
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Associate reporter. Restatement of the Law, Liability Insurance. Tom Baker, reporter. Restatements of the Law, edited by The American Law Institute. St. Paul, Minn: American Law Institute Publishers, 2019.
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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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