This is a report upon the state of the American law prepared for submission to the International Congress of Comparative Law to be held at The Hague, August 2nd to 6th., 1932. The report was prepared at the request of the American committee of the Interiationad Academy of Comparative Law, and is published with the approval of the Academy. The national reports are to form the basis of a general report, not exceeding xo,ooo words in length, covering the general state of the law in regard to the particular topic. Because of the limitations thus involved, it has been necessary to confine the report to a statement of priwiples, and to omit any consideration of the cases.

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18 Virginia Law Review 523-527 (1931)