Matthew Bender Practice Guide: California Pretrial Civil Procedure

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Table of Contents

Volume 1

Chapter 1 Litigation Milestone Checklists

Chapter 2 Client Interview

Chapter 3 Beginning and Terminating the Attorney-Client Relationship

Chapter 4 Limitation of Actions

Chapter 5 Parties

Chapter 6 Determining Forum

Chapter 7 Complaints

Chapter 8 Service of Summons

Chapter 9 Motions to Quash and Other Objections to Personal Jurisdiction

Chapter 10 Dismissal for Lack of Subject Matter Jurisdiction

Chapter 11 Demurrers and Motions for Judgment on the Pleadings

Chapter 12 Motions to Strike

Chapter 13 SLAPP Motions

Chapter 14 Answers

Chapter 15 Reclassification of Cases

Chapter 16 Cross Complaints

Chapter 17 Removal to Federal Court

Volume 2

Chapter 18 TROs and Preliminary Injunctions

Chapter 19 Attachment

Chapter 20 Claim & Delivery

Chapter 21 Lis Pendens

Chapter 22 Disqualification of Judge

Chapter 23 Case Management

Chapter 24 Pretrial ADR

Chapter 25 Reference

Chapter 26 Law and Motion Procedure

Chapter 27 Service of Papers

Chapter 28 Stipulations

Chapter 31 Intervention

Chapter 32 Notice or Related Cases, Consolidation, Coordination, and Severance of Actions

Volume 3

Chapter 33 Class Actions

Chapter 34 Amended and Supplemental Pleadings

Chapter 35 Sanctions

Chapter 36 Defaults and Motions for Relief

Chapter 37 Settlement and Release

Chapter 38 Summary and Judgment

Chapter 39 Voluntary Dismissal

Chapter 40 Dismissal for Delay in Bringing to Trial

Table of Cases

Table of Statutes