The Wagstaffe Group Practice Guide: Federal Civil Procedure Before Trial

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This three volume ground-breaking treatise provides practical information to help readers quickly identify answers to their federal civil procedure questions. It untangles the intricacies of pretrial federal civil procedure through:

  • In-depth, expert analysis and authority
  • Case studies and examples illustrating practical and commonly-faced issues
  • Pertinent state and circuit-specific coverage
  • Step-by-step checklists for successful federal pretrial practice
  • Concise, straightforward approach to providing practical information

  • A current awareness pamphlet, published annually, features expert commentary and practical insights on legal current events like hot new cases and amendments to laws.

    The eBook versions of this title feature links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options. Video content and links are exclusively available with a subscription to this title on Lexis Advance.

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    Table of Contents

    VOLUME 1

    UNIT 1 Federal Litigation System and Milestones

    Chapter 1 Federal Court System (Courts, Magistrate Judges, and Personnel)

    Chapter 2 State Versus Federal Procedures

    Chapter 3 State Law in Federal Court (Erie and Preemption)

    Chapter 4 Litigation Milestone Checklists

    UNIT 2 Getting Started

    Chapter 5 Analyzing Subject Matter Jurisdiction Generally

    Chapter 6 Analyzing Federal Question Jurisdiction

    Chapter 7 Analyzing Diversity Jurisdiction

    Chapter 8 Analyzing Removal Jurisdiction

    Chapter 9 Analyzing Supplemental Jurisdiction

    Chapter 10 Analyzing Personal Jurisdiction

    Chapter 11 Analyzing Service of Process

    Chapter 12 Analyzing Venue

    Chapter 13 Seeking and Defending Against Contractual Arbitration

    Chapter 14 Moving to Disqualify the Judge

    UNIT 3 Framing the Case: Parties and Pleadings

    Chapter 15 Determining Parties to the Action

    Chapter 16 Changing the Party Lineup (Joinder, Substitution, Intervention, and Impleader)

    Chapter 17 Preparing the Complaint

    Chapter 18 Amending and Supplementing Pleadings

    VOLUME 2

    Chapter 19 Answering the Complaint

    Chapter 20 Counterclaims and Crossclaims

    Chapter 21 Demanding a Jury Trial

    UNIT 4 Attacking the Pleadings

    Chapter 22 Pretrial Motions

    Chapter 23 Motions to Dismiss (Twombly/Iqbal)

    Chapter 24 Jurisprudential Limitations on Jurisdiction (Standing, Abstention, Eleventh Amendment)

    Chapter 25 Motions for Judgment on the Pleadings

    UNIT 5 Conferences and Case Management

    Chapter 26 Rule 26(f) Conference and Disclosures

    Chapter 27 Participating in the Case Management Conference

    Chapter 28 Participating in the Final Pretrial Conference

    Chapter 29 Consolidation, Bifurcation of Issues, and Severance of Claims or Parties

    Chapter 30 Motions in Limine

    UNIT 6 Winning Out of the Box: Provisional Remedies

    Chapter 31 Preliminary Injunctions, TROs, and Other Provisional Remedies

    UNIT 7 Class Actions

    Chapter 32 Class Actions

    UNIT 8 Discovery

    Chapter 33 Discovery Strategy, Planning, and Preservation

    Chapter 34 Scope of Discovery, Privilege, and Work Product

    Chapter 35 Interrogatories, Rule 34 Requests, and Requests for Admission

    Chapter 36 Depositions and Subpoenas

    Chapter 37 Mental and Physical Examinations

    Chapter 38 Motions to Compel and Sanctions

    VOLUME 3

    UNIT 9 Winning with Motions

    Chapter 39 Pretrial Motion Procedures

    Chapter 40 Motions for Default and Relief from Default

    Chapter 41 Involuntary Dismissal Motions

    Chapter 42 Voluntary Dismissals

    Chapter 43 Summary Judgment Standards and Procedures

    Chapter 44 Summary Judgment Motions Applied

    Chapter 45 Miscellaneous Motions

    UNIT 10 Ending the Case Without Trial

    Chapter 46 Finalizing and Enforcing Settlement Agreements

    Chapter 48 Court-Ordered Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

    UNIT 11 Sanctions

    Chapter 49 Rule 11 Sanctions

    Chapter 50 Other Sanctions Authority

    Appendix A: Federal Rules of Civil Procedure


    Table of Cases

    Table of Statutes