Research guides

Principles of the Law

Aggregate Litigation

The Principles of the Law of Aggregate Litigation focus on large lawsuits that "encompass the interests of multiple persons" and "which present significant management problems, entail significant costs, and pose serious risks of underrepresentation." The goal of these Principles is "to identify good procedures for handling aggregate lawsuits. In particular, it seeks to identify techniques that promote the efficiency and efficacy of aggregate lawsuits as tools for enforcing valid laws." Introduction to Principles of the Law of Aggregate Litigation (2010).

Jenkins has access to the Principles of the Law of Aggregate Litigation in print, on the library's Westlaw computers, and on the member database HeinOnline. Drafts and case annotations may also be available. See below to find out more about this Principle of the Law and how to access it.

Member Databases

The member database HeinOnline includes access to the Principles of the Law and their annotations. Many drafts may also be available on HeinOnline. Members must be logged in to jenkinslaw.org to access this database. HeinOnline is also available in the library. See below for more information.

Principles of the Law of Aggregate Litigation

        • Direct Access: Aggregate Litigation
        • Once in HeinOnline, select American Law Institute Library > Restatements & Principles of the Law > Aggregate Litigation
        • Annotations are found in the 2015 Cumulative Annual Pocket Part and Case Citations files. The Case Citations files are not cumulative. To be thorough, researchers should check all Case Citations files dated after the 2015 Cumulative Annual Pocket Part.
        • Drafts are located below the case citations. Includes Preliminary, Council, Discussion, Tentative, and Proposed Final Drafts.

Onsite Westlaw

Westlaw, available in the library, includes access to the Principles of the Law. When available, case annotations follow the text of the Principle section. Westlaw indicates the currency of these annotations in the update information found above the Principle section. Select drafts may also be available.

Principles of the Law of Aggregate Litigation

        • Available on the library's Westlaw computers.
        • Once in Westlaw, from the Content types tab, select Secondary Sources > Restatements & Principles of the Law > Principles of the Law of Aggregate Litigation
        • Archive materials also available. From the Aggregate Litigation table of contents page, see Principles of the Law of Aggregate Litigation - Archive located under "Tools & Resources" (on the right). The Archive materials include the superseded Proposed, Tentative, and Discussion Drafts of the Principles of the Law of Aggregate Litigation.

Print

Jenkins collects the Principles of the Law in print format. In print, case annotations to Principles of the Law can be found in the annual pocket parts located in the back inside "pocket" of each volume. Depending on the date of pocket part, additional case citations may be available in the most recent Interim Case Citations to the Restatements of the Law. Select drafts may also be available in either print or microfiche format.

Principles of the Law of Aggregate Litigation American Law Institute
(KF8894 .P75 2010)

        • Jenkins has select drafts on microfiche in the library. Search the Jenkins' catalog for "American Law Institute" "aggregate litigation" draft* for a full list of available drafts.