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The American ''Restatement of Torts, Second'', is a treatise issued by the
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. It summarizes the general principles of common law
United States tort law This article addresses torts in United States law. As such, it covers primarily common law. Moreover, it provides general rules, as individual states all have separate civil codes. There are three general categories of torts: intentional torts, negl ...
. The volumes covering torts are part of the second ''
Restatements of the Law In American jurisprudence, the ''Restatements of the Law'' are a set of treatises on legal subjects that seek to inform judges and lawyers about general principles of common law. There are now four series of ''Restatements'', all published by the A ...
'' series. It includes four volumes, with the first two published in 1965, the third in 1977 and the last in 1979. Section 402A of this ''Restatement'', discussing
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for defective products, is by far the most widely cited section of any ''Restatement''. It gave birth to such an enormous body of case law that an entirely new ''Restatement of Torts, Third: Products Liability'' was published in 1997 to supersede Section 402A and related sections.


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