Cases and Materials on Civil Procedure, Sixth Edition, 2012
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The Sixth Edition includes new landmark cases and reflects recent changes in procedural rules and practice. While essentially a traditional casebook organized along the lines of the events in a lawsuit, this new edition of Cases and Materials on Civil Procedure retains the unique features that have made prior editions a success, including:
• "Chapter Summary Problems" - optional comprehensive problems requiring the student to "put the chapter together" and apply to the problems the material addressed in the chapter
• "Improving the System" sections challenging students to think more deeply about cutting-edge issues
• Litigation documents showing actual litigation sequences, including the motion for summary judgment in Jones v. Clinton and excerpts from the jury selection, the court's charge, and the final arguments in Pennzoil Co. v. Texaco, Inc.
• "How to Read This Case" notes precede particularly difficult cases
• Traditional federal materials are supplemented with an introduction to differing practices of three benchmark states: California and Texas
• A chapter devoted to Alternative Dispute Resolution methods
Cases and Materials on Civil Procedure is supplemented annually. A comprehensive Teacher's Manual is available to professors.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1. An Overview of the Procedural System
Chapter 2. The Court's Power over Persons and Property
Chapter 3. Subject-Matter Jurisdiction: Power Over the Generic Type of Dispute
Chapter 4. State Law in the Federal Courts: The Erie Doctrine
Chapter 5. Pleadings
Chapter 6. Multiple Parties and Claims
Chapter 7. Discovery and Disclosure
Chapter 8. Pretrial Conferences and Case Management
Chapter 9. Adjudication without Trial: Summary Judgment, Dismissal, Default and Related Procedures
Chapter 10. Trial
Chapter 11. Post-Trial Motions
Chapter 12. Appeals
Chapter 13. Res Judicata, Collateral Estoppel, and Related Preclusion Doctrines
Chapter 14. Remedies, Judgments, and Their Enforcement
Chapter 15. Alternate Methods of Dispute Resolution
Appendix: The Personal Dimension of Litigation - Or, "Can a Litigator Be Competent, Adversarial, Professional, Successful, and Altruistic ... and Also Live a Full Life?"