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Restatement of Agency

Agency

"Agency is the fiduciary relationship that arises when one person (a 'principal') manifests assent to another person (an 'agent') that the agent shall act on the principal's behalf and subject to the principal's control, and the agent manifests assent or otherwise consents so to act." Restatement (Third) of Agency § 1.01 (Am. Law Inst. 2006).

Series Information

The third series of Agency was published in 2006. The supplement to the third series includes case citations from July 1999 to present for the first, second, and third series.

The second series of Agency was published in 1958. The appendices and supplement to the second series include case citations up to June 2005 for the first and second series. Case citations for the second series from July 1999 to present can be found in the supplement to the third series.

The first series of Agency was published in 1933. Case citations for the first series up to June 2005 can be found in the appendices and supplement to the second series. Case citations for the first series from July 1999 to present can be found in the supplement to the third series.

Research Tip

For more information about the different Restatement series, see the About the Restatements page of this guide.

Superseded Status

"The Restatement of the Law Third, Agency (2006) . . . has now superseded Agency 2d." Introduction to Restatement (Third) of Agency, at v (Supp. 2012).

For more information on superseded status, see the publication page at www.ali.org or contact the American Law Institute.

Parallel Tables

To help researchers navigate between the different Restatement series, ALI includes "parallel tables", found before the index of most Restatement subjects. These tables show corresponding section numbers between two series of Restatements. Some parallel tables may connect section numbers of the final Restatement with one or more earlier drafts. When using these parallel tables to find where an older series (or draft) section is located in a newer series, be sure to check all volumes of the current series - the parallel tables only point to the sections found in that particular volume.

The Parallel Tables found in the back of volume 2 of Restatement (Third) Agency show corresponding Restatement (Third) Agency and Restatement (Second) Agency section numbers.

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