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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Going before the high court, the children contended the justices should adopt Section 48 of the Third Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers, which would allow prospective clients and certain non-clients to sue lawyers.
Wolfram's book became my Bible and also became the precursor to The Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers.
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Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, denounced the Restatement of the Law of Contracts as having "the rigidity of a code ...
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