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California Civil Procedure, Third Edition, 2012

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Written for upper-level law students who intend to practice law in California, this book emphasizes those aspects of California civil procedure that deviate from the federal system.

California Civil Procedure aims to serve several functions. First, upon completion of a course using this casebook, students are prepared to more competently conduct civil litigation in the California courts upon graduation. Furthermore, this book represents the procedural advantages and disadvantages of litigating in California state courts as opposed to federal courts so new lawyers can make an informed choice between filing an action in one system or the other. This book also provides students with a brief summary of the federal or general position on each major topic as a basis of comparison and as a review of first-year civil procedure.

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This book also is available in a heavily discounted, three-hole punched, alternative loose-leaf version printed on 8 ½ x 11 inch paper with wider margins and with the same pagination as the hardbound book.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL PROCEDURE

Chapter 2 SOURCES OF PROCEDURAL LAW

Chapter 3 CONSIDERATIONS BEFORE UNDERTAKING REPRESENTATION

Chapter 4 STATUTES OF LIMITATIONS, LACHES, AND RELATED MATTERS

Chapter 5 CALIFORNIA CONFLICT OF LAWS DOCTRINE

Chapter 6 THE PROPER COURT

Chapter 7 PROVISIONAL REMEDIES

Chapter 8 PRECLUSIVE EFFECTS OF PRIOR JUDGMENTS

Chapter 9 STATING CLAIMS AND DEFENSES: PLEADINGS

Chapter 10 JOINDER OF PARTIES AND CLAIMS

Chapter 11 DISCOVERY

Chapter 12 RESOLUTION OF CASES BEFORE TRIAL

Chapter 13 TRIAL PROCEEDINGS AND POST-TRIAL MOTIONS

Chapter 14 JUDGMENTS AND ENFORCEMENT OF JUDGMENTS

Chapter 15 APPEALS AND WRITS

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Index