Freedom to Fix Mistakes

The American Law Institute's Restatement Third, Property (Wills and Other Donative Transfers) Volume 2 has just been released. The most important change is a recommendation that courts adopt the mistake doctrine, according to John H. Langbein, a professor at Yale Law School, who served as a reporter for the restatement along with Lawrence W. Wagoner, a professor at the University of Michigan Law School.

The American Law Institute's Restatement Third, Property (Wills and Other Donative Transfers) Volume 2 has just been released.

The most important change is a recommendation that courts adopt the “mistake doctrine,” according to John H. Langbein, a professor at Yale Law School, who served as a reporter for the restatement along with Lawrence W. Wagoner, a professor at the University of Michigan Law School. This doctrine, which Langbein says a few courts around the country have b

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