For a quarter century, this casebook has been the staple of Complex Litigation courses. It covers a wide variety of cases : civil rights, mass torts, securities and provides a strong foundation for handling any type of complex case. While retaining the book's familiar coverage, the Fifth Edition offers expanded treatment of Multidistrict Litigation, new material on the Class Action Fairness Act, and a new section on litigating class certification. The authors have created a new chapter on Settling Complex Cases, allowing students to understand the special issues that arise in class action settlements and in non-class aggregate settlements. Materials on discovery and judicial management have been streamlined and updated.