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Restatement of Judgments

Annotations

The second series of Judgments was published in 1982. Select case citation sources to the second series of Judgments may include case citations to the first series of the Restatement of Judgments.

The first series of Judgments was published in 1942. Select case citation sources may include case citations with the second series of Judgments.

See below for more information on finding case annotations to both series of the Restatement of Judgments.

Understanding Restatement Annotations

Compiled case annotations to the Restatements can be useful tools to determine how a Restatement provision has been applied by a particular court. These annotations are available in print, on the member database HeinOnline, and on the library's Westlaw computers.

In print, case annotations can be found in pocket parts, cumulative supplements, appendices, and interim case citation pamphlets. Pocket parts are published annually and placed in the back inside "pocket" of the Restatement. Generally, pocket parts include annotations that have cited the provisions found in that volume. Corrections to the Restatement volume are also found in the pocket part. When a pocket part has grown too large to fit in the pocket of the book, a softbound cumulative supplement is published instead. When the annotations become extensive, they are transferred to a hardbound Appendix volume. Not all Restatements have appendix volumes, and some have multiple appendix volumes. Interim case citation pamphlets are published twice a year and contain case summaries for all Restatements and Principles of the Law that have been decided after the last pocket part. For more information on case citations, see ALI's Frequently Asked Questions page.

On HeinOnline, these annotations can be found under the Restatement subject in files named Case Citations, Cumulative Annual Pocket Part, and Appendix. The Case Citations files are not cumulative. To be thorough, researchers should check all Case Citations files dated after a Cumulative Annual Pocket Part or Appendix.

On Westlaw, case annotations follow the text of the Restatement section and are labeled "Case Citations". They are organized by jurisdiction. Westlaw indicates the currency of these annotations in the update information found above the Restatement section. In addition, KeyCiting the Restatement section by using the Citing References tab may lead to additional case citations as well as other types of documents. When applicable, these may include trial court orders, administrative decisions and guidance, other secondary sources, appellate court documents, trial court documents, and more.

Member Databases

HeinOnline's American Law Institute Library includes access to the Restatement annotations. Members must be logged in to jenkinslaw.org to access this database. HeinOnline is also available in the library.

Restatement, Second, Judgments (1969-present)

        • Once in HeinOnline, select American Law Institute Library > Restatements & Principles of the Law > Judgments > Restatement, Second, Judgments
        • Annotations are found in the Appendix volumes (vol. 3-6), the 2015 Cumulative Annual Pocket Part, and Case Citations files. The Case Citations files are not cumulative. To be thorough, researchers should check all Case Citations files dated after the 2015 Cumulative Annual Pocket Part.
        • The Appendix volumes include case citations through June 2003 to the first and second series of the Restatement of Judgments.
        • The 2015 Cumulative Annual Pocket Part includes case citations from July 2003 through June 2014 to first and second series of the Restatement of Judgments.

Restatement of the Law, Judgments (1940-present)

        • Once in HeinOnline, select American Law Institute Library > Restatements & Principles of the Law > Judgments > Restatement of the Law, Judgments
        • Annotations from July 2003 to present are found in the 2015 Cumulative Annual Pocket Part and the Case Citations files. The Case Citations files are not cumulative. To be thorough, researchers should check all Case Citations files dated after the 2015 Cumulative Annual Pocket Part.
        • The 2015 Cumulative Annual Pocket Part includes case citations from July 2003 through June 2014 to the first and second series of the Restatement of Judgments.
        • For case citations through June 2003, see the Appendix volumes to the second series of the Restatement of Judgments.

Onsite Westlaw

Westlaw, available on the library's Westlaw computers, includes annotations to the Restatements of the Law. Case annotations follow the text of the Restatement section and are labeled "Case Citations". Westlaw indicates the currency of these annotations in the update information found above the Restatement section. In addition, KeyCiting the Restatement section by using the Citing References tab may lead to additional case citations as well as other types of documents. When applicable, these may include trial court orders, administrative decisions and guidance, other secondary sources, appellate court documents, trial court documents, and more.

        • Once in Westlaw, from the Content types tab, select Secondary Sources > Restatements & Principles of the Law > Restatement of the Law - Judgments

Print

In print, case annotations to the Restatements can be found in the annual pocket parts located in the back inside "pocket" of each volume. Depending on the date of pocket part, additional case citations may be available in the most recent Interim Case Citations to the Restatements of the Law. When the annotations become extensive, they may also be found in softbound cumulative supplements or hardbound Appendix volumes.

Restatement of the Law, Second, Judgments 2d
(KF8990 A512 1982)

        • The Appendix volumes also include case citations through June 2003 to the first and second series of the Restatement of the Law of Judgments.
        • The cumulative supplement also includes case citations beginning with July 2003 to the first and second series of the Restatement of the Law of Judgments.

Restatement of the Law of Judgments
(KF8990 A507 1942)

        • For case citations through June 2003, see the Appendix volumes to the Restatement of the Law, Second, Judgments.
        • For case citations beginning with July 2003, see the cumulative supplement to the Restatement of the Law, Second, Judgments.

State Annotations (through 1955)

Subsequent to the publication of the first series of the Restatements, local bar associations, with the support of the American Law Institute, compiled State Annotations that demonstrated the relationship between the first series of the Restatements and the local law as it was at the time of publication of the Restatement subject.

Jenkins' print collection includes the Pennsylvania Annotations for all of the first series of the Restatements. Online access to the Pennsylvania Annotations, as well as other state annotations, is available on HeinOnline.

Restatement of the Law of Judgments, Pennsylvania Annotations

        • Includes Pennsylvania case citations up to and including vol. 382 (May 1955 - September 1955) of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Reports and vol. 178 (March 1955 - July 1955) of the Pennsylvania Superior Court Reports.
        • Available on HeinOnline (1957). Also available in print.