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Principles of the Law of Aggregate Litigation aims to help lawyers, judges, legislators, and others make the correct decision regarding aggregation, as well as improve the management of cases in which aggregation is allowed. Aggregate proceedings might involve few parties or, as in cases involving product defects, securities fraud, or mass disaster, might bring under the same litigation umbrella many thousands of plaintiffs and multiple defendants.
While competing policies favor or disfavor aggregration of related cases, the procedural device is perceived as efficient, and it is here to stay.