Research guides

Restatement of Restitution

Annotations

The third series of Restitution was published in 2011. Select case citation sources to the third series of Restitution may include case citations from July 1986 to present to the first and second series of Restatement of Restitution.

The second series of Restitution was started in 1981 but discontinued without a final product. Draft publications are available in print and on HeinOnline. Select case citation sources may include case citations to the second series with the first and third series of Restitution.

The first series of Restitution was published in 1937. Select case citation sources may include case citations from July 1986 to present with the third series of Restitution.

See below for more information on finding case annotations to all three series of the Restatement of the Law Restitution.

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. 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 new case summaries and citations for all Restatements and Principles of the Law. 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. 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, Third, Restitution and Unjust Enrichment (1998-present)

        • Once in HeinOnline, select American Law Institute Library > Restatements & Principles of the Law > Restitution > Restatement, Third, Restitution and Unjust Enrichment
        • Annotations are found in the Appendix volume (vol. 3), 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 Appendix volume.
        • The Appendix volume also includes case citations from July 1986 through June 2016 to the first and second series of the Restatement of the Law of Restitution.

Restatement, Second, Restitution (1981-1984)

        • Once in HeinOnline, select American Law Institute Library > Restatements & Principles of the Law > Restitution > Restatement, Second, Restitution
        • Annotations are found in the Case Citations files. The Case Citations files are not cumulative. To be thorough, researchers should check all Case Citations files.
        • For case citations through June 1986, see the Appendix volumes to the first series of the Restatement of the Law of Restitution.
        • For case citations from July 1986 through June 2016, see the Appendix volume to Restatement, Third, Restitution and Unjust Enrichment.

Restatement of the Law, Restitution (1933-present)

        • Once in HeinOnline, select American Law Institute Library > Restatements & Principles of the Law > Restitution > Restatement of the Law, Restitution
        • Annotations are found in the Appendix volumes (vols. 2 & 3), the 2015 Cumulative Annual Pocket Parts, 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 Parts.
        • The Appendix volumes include case citations through June 1986. For case citations from July 1986 through June 2016, see the Appendix volume to Restatement, Third, Restitution and Unjust Enrichment.

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. 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 - Restitution

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 Third: Restitution and Unjust Enrichment
(KF1244 .A5 2011)

        • The Appendix volume also includes case citations from July 1986 through June 2016 to the first and second series of the Restatement of the Law of Restitution.
        • The cumulative supplement also includes case citations beginning with July 2016 to the first and second series of the Restatement of the Law of Restitution.

Restatement of the Law of Restitution: Quasi Contracts and Constructive Trusts
(KF1244 .A5 1937)

        • The Appendix volumes include case citations through June 1986 for the first and second series of the Restatement of the Law of Restitution.
        • For case citations from July 1986 through June 2016, see the Appendix volume to the Restatement, Third, Restitution and Unjust Enrichment.
        • For case citations beginning with July 2016, see the cumulative supplement to the Restatement, Third, Restitution and Unjust Enrichment.

State Annotations (through 1939)

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 Restitution, Pennsylvania Annotations

        • Includes Pennsylvania case citations up to and including vol. 335 (May 1939 - July 1939) of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Reports and vol. 135 (March 1939 - June 1939) of the Pennsylvania Superior Court Reports.
        • Available on HeinOnline (1940). Also available in print.