Book Review: Restatement of the Law of Torts (with Charles Runyon), 49 Yale Law Journal 1502 (1940)
Here in these late sections (Division Ten, Volume Four) of the Restatement of Torts, the American Law Institute's most recent effort to promote "certainty and clarity" and so to avoid either a confused "common law system" or "rigid legislative codes," are tucked away certain chapters on what "property" teachers have been accustomed to call "natural rights." Of these, Chapter 41 deals with Invasions of Interests in the Private Use of Waters ("Riparian Rights"), Chapter 40 with Invasions of Interests in the Private Use of Land (Private Nuisance) and Chapter 39 with Invasions of Interests in the Support of Land.
Date of Authorship for this Version
McDougal, Myres S. and Runyon, Charles, "Restatement of the Law of Torts" (1940). Faculty Scholarship Series. Paper 2493.