Restatement of the Law

Restatement of the Law

n. a series of detailed statements of the basic law in the United States on a variety of subjects written and updated by well-known legal scholars under the auspices of the American Law Institute since the 1930s. While not having the force of statutes or of decided precedents, the Restatement (as lawyers generally call it) has the prestige of the scholars who have studied the legal questions. Topics covered include agency, contracts, property, torts and trusts.

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PHILADELPHIA, March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Law Institute announced today that it will begin a new Restatement project, Restatement of the Law, Children and the Law .
In addition, we will address the Restatement of the Law Second, Torts3 and the Restatement of Law Third, Torts - Products Liability.
American Law Institute, Restatement of the Law Third: Restitution and Unjust Enrichment, 2 vols (St Paul, Minn: American Law Institute, 2011), pp xxxvi, 670; pp xxxii, 745.
This third edition text also includes 20 appendices, including documents pertaining to the restatement of the law governing lawyers, special reports by the TriBar Opinion Committee regarding bankruptcy and other topics, and the ABA committee on audit responses.
But Mr Herbert said: "Jack Straw's proposed amendments are merely a restatement of the law - they change nothing.
It is unclear why a restatement of the law is necessary where a uniform statute covers the same materials, especially where the statute preempts any common law.
The common interest doctrine also has been recognized in the 3rd Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers, [section] 76, which states, in part, "If two or more clients with a common interest in a litigated or nonlitigated matter are represented by separate lawyers and they agree to exchange information concerning the matter, a communication of any such client that otherwise qualifies as privileged .
This was something later dealt with by the American Law Institute (ALI) in the Restatement of the Law (Third).
Restatement of the Law Third, Torts: Liability for Physical Harm (Basic Principles).
The American Law Institute (ALI) has announced publication of the Restatement of the Law (Third): The Law Governing Lawyers, the first restatement in the field of legal ethics.
The IRS's position is patently wrong, particularly in view of the American Law Institute's recent change to the "prudent investor" rule contained in the Restatement of the Law of Trusts, which encourages inexperienced trustees to hire investment advisers.
The view in Restatement of the Law, Second, Torts agrees with Armstrong.