Matthew Bender Practice Guide: Federal Pretrial Civil Procedure in California
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Matthew Bender Practice Guide: Federal Pretrial Civil Procedure in California guides you step-by-step through the pretrial process, from determining where to file a case to all the way up to trial. With extensive coverage of local rules, you'll immediately understand how they impact your approach to the case in every phase, including:
• First Steps
• Pleading Stage
• Required Conferences and Case Management
• Provisional Remedies
• Class Actions
• Motion Practice
• Ending the Case Before Trial
With more checklists, more forms, more cross-references to relevant content such as Moore's Federal Practice, Matthew Bender Practice Guide: Federal Pretrial Civil Procedure in California provides total research support that saves you time and effort. It's the practice guide you need for any federal litigation in California.
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Table of contents
Chapter 1 Litigation Milestone Checklists
Chapter 2 Determining Forum (Jurisdiction and Venue)
Chapter 3 Removing a State Court Case to Federal Court
Chapter 4 Determining Parties to the Action
Chapter 5 Formatting, Serving, and Filing Paper
Chapter 6 Drafting the Summons and Complaint
Chapter 7 Service of Summons
Chapter 8 Answers and Responsive Motions Under Rule 12
Chapter 9 Amending and Supplementing Pleadings
Chapter 10 Adding, Dropping, and Substituting Parties
Chapter 11 Counterclaims, Crossclaims, and Replies
Chapter 12 Third-Party Actions
Chapter 13 Demanding a Jury Trial
Chapter 14 Intervention
Chapter 15 Rule 26(f) Conference and Initial Disclosures
Chapter 16 Case Management Conferences
Chapter 17 Final Pretrial Conference
Chapter 18 Consolidation and Separate Trials
Chapter 19 Preliminary Injunctions, TROs, and Other Provisional Remedies
Chapter 20 Class Actions
Chapter 21 Discovery Strategy and Planning
Chapter 22 Regulation of Discovery by Stipulation or Motion
Chapter 23 Methods of Discovery
Chapter 24 Restrictions on Scope and Extent of Discovery: Privileges and Work Product
Chapter 25 Motions to Compel and Discovery Sanctions
Chapter 26 Pretrial Motion Practice
Chapter 27 Defaults and Motions for Relief From Default
Chapter 28 Dismissal for Delay in Bringing to Trial
Chapter 29 Summary Judgment
Chapter 30 Voluntary Dismissal
Chapter 31 Settlement Agreements and Offers of Judgment
Chapter 32 Court Annexed ADR
Chapter 33 Rule 11 Sanctions
Chapter 34 Other Sanction Provisions
Chapter 35 Contempt
Table of Cases
Table of Statutes