PLAL And Its Effects On Class Action Litigation

Law360, New York (November 11, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The American Law Institute recently distributed the latest version of the Principles of the Law of Aggregate Litigation (PLAL) to its members.

The purpose of an ALI principles project is to make the law in a particular area more coherent without necessarily adhering to existing case law. That is certainly the case with PLAL, on both counts.

While if does add unity to an area of the law that developed largely on an ad hoc basis, it departs from existing law to do so.

In particular,...
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