California Pretrial Practice & Forms
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California Pretrial Practice & Forms probes every step of civil procedure before trial. Authors Robert F. Kane and Donald G. Rez share their wisdom and documents in this sophisticated and affordable guide, with an issue-oriented outline format supported by over 6,000 recent cases, 200 forms, case-based illustrations, practice-proven strategies, step-by-step procedures, and pattern language.
Coverage runs from taking the case up to trial, and includes numerous tips on how to:
• Avoid and fix mistakes
• Resolve peripheral disputes
• Craft better documents
• Answer ethical questions
• Process cases efficiently
• Sharpen your responses
This book focuses on the areas where questions and disputes frequently arise, and devotes pages to where you spend time: draftingpleadings, preparing and presenting motions, conductingdiscovery, resolving discovery disputes, andnegotiating settlements.
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Table of contents
Taking the Case
Statutes of Limitations
Subject Matter Jurisdiction
Venue and Forum Non Conveniens
Summons and Service of Process
Attacking the Pleadings
Temporary Restraining Orders and Preliminary Injunctions
Production of Documents and Other Things
Physical and Mental Examinations
Requests for Admissions
Default Judgment and Voluntary Dismissal
Settlement and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)