Restatement of the Law Fourth,

Property

This Restatement seeks to bring comprehensiveness and coherence to American property law. Subjects to be covered include the classification of entitlements, possession, accession, and acquisition; ownership powers; protection of and limits on ownership; divided and shared ownership; title and transfer; easements, servitudes, and land use; and public rights and takings.
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    Tentative Draft No. 2
    136 pages, 2021, #1R4PRTD2E

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

     

    Section                                                                                                                                      Page

    Project Status at a Glance............................................................................................ xvii

    Foreword........................................................................................................................ xix

    Reporters’ Memorandum.............................................................................................. xxi

    Projected Overall Table of Contents.......................................................................... xxiii

     

    Volume 1

    THE BASICS OF PROPERTY

    DIVISION Ii

    POSSESSION

    CHAPTER 1

    POSSESSION

    Introductory Note.............................................................................................................. 1

    § 1.1. Possession............................................................................................................... 2

    § 1.8. Right to Possession............................................................................................... 13

     

    Volume 2

    Interferences with, and Limits on, Ownership and Possession

    DIVISION I

    PROPERTY TORTS

    CHAPTER 1

    TRESPASS TO LAND

    Introductory Note............................................................................................................ 19

    Topic 1: Trespass to Land

    Topic Note: Trespass to Land, Generally....................................................................... 20

    § 1.1. Trespass to Land: Prima Facie Case.................................................................... 21

    § 1.2. Trespass Above and Below the Surface [To come]............................................. 46

    § 1.3. Persons Entitled to Sue for Trespass to Land...................................................... 46

    § 1.4. Trespass to Land and Harm.................................................................................. 53

    § 1.5. Intent Required for Trespass to Land................................................................... 56

    Volume 3

    POWERS AND DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH OWNERSHIP

    DIVISION Iii

    BAILMENTS

    Introductory Note............................................................................................................ 67

    § 1. Definition of Bailment............................................................................................ 69

    § 2. Exclusive Possession by the Bailee......................................................................... 79

    Appendix. Black Letter of Tentative Draft No. 2.......................................................... 93

     

     

     

     

    Tentative Draft No. 2 includes material from Volumes 1, 2, and 3 on Possession, Trespass to Land, and Bailments. The membership voted to approve this draft at the 2021 Annual Meeting, subject to the discussion at the Meeting and editorial prerogative. This material may be cited as representing the Institute’s position until the official text is published.

     
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    Tentative Draft No. 1
    #1R4PRTD1E

     

    Tentative Draft No. 1 contains §§ 1.1 and 1.8 of Volume 1, Division Two, Chapter 1, Possession; §§ 1.1, 1.3-1.5 of Volume 2, Division One, Chapter 1, Topic 1, Trespass to Land; and §§ 1 and 2 of Volume 3, Division Three Bailments. This draft was prepared for consideration at the 2020 Annual Meeting, which was cancelled. The draft has not been considered by the membership of ALI and therefore does not represent the position of the Institute on any of the issues with which it deals. The draft may be revised or supplemented prior to consideration by the membership in 2021.