Aggregation of Jurisdictional Amount Law and Legal Definition

Aggregation of jurisdictional amount is the method of taking aggregate of the jurisdictional amount in two or more claims. Jurisdictional amount is the minimum amount of the subject matter required by law, for a court to entertain an action moved by a person. Generally, when there are multiple parties with several and distinct claims, the claims may not be aggregated to satisfy the requirement for the jurisdictional amount, even if the claims are related.

But aggregation of jurisdictional amount is possible where a single party has two or more claims against a single defendant. Whether the claims are related or unrelated is of no concern in such cases. Aggregation of jurisdictional amount may be taken where two or more plaintiffs have a common or undivided interest as in the case of class actions.