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Uniform Contribution Among Tortfeasors Act Records

ALI.04.018

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives
Creator:
American Law Institute
Title:
Uniform Contribution Among Tortfeasors Act Records
Date [inclusive]:
1937-1941
Call Number:
ALI.04.018
Extent:
14 items
Language:
English
Text: [Box]
1
Abstract:
In 1936, The American Law Institute and the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Law jointly undertook a project to draft a statute that established a common policy for dealing with contributions among people who have been found guilty of committing a wrong. The statute, promulgated in 1939, was called the Uniform Contribution Among Tortfeasors Act. The collection, 1937-1941, includes drafts and correspondence related to the joint ALI-NCCUSL project to draft a model statute concerned with contributions among tortfeasors.
Cite as:
[Identification of item], in the Uniform Contribution Among Tortfeasors Act Records, American Law Institute Archives, ALI.04.018, Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA.
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Biography/History

In 1936, The American Law Institute ( ALI) and the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Law ( NCCUSL) jointly undertook a project to draft a statute that established a common policy for dealing with contributions among people who have been found guilty of committing a wrong. The statute, promulgated in 1939, was called the Uniform Contribution Among Tortfeasors Act.

Scope and Contents

The Uniform Contribution Among Tortfeasors Act Records, 1937-1941, include drafts and correspondence related to the joint ALI-NCCUSL project to draft a model statute concerned with contributions among tortfeasors.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives,  2008

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Jordon Steele

Access Restrictions

None.

Use Restrictions

The archives reserves the right to restrict access to material of sensitive nature. Please contact the department for further information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

First shipment received from the American Law Institute in 1995.

Processing Information note

Preliminary container list prepared by Melissa Backes, 1995-2005.

Processed and encoded by Jordon Steele, May 2008.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws
Subject(s)
  • Judgments
  • Torts

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