California Pretrial Civil Procedure Practice Guide: The Wagstaffe Group

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California Pretrial Civil Procedure Practice Guide: The Wagstaffe Group has streamlined chapter organization, precise guidance, and cross-references to relevant content and forms in the Matthew Bender suite of publications. You get “in the litigation trenches” insights, tips, warnings, strategic points, checklists, and forms to save you time when accomplishing a specific California pretrial civil procedural task.

With each Practice Guide, task-oriented analyses are just the beginning. On top of the rich content and analysis you expect from LexisNexis, this guide provides:
•  Detailed, step-by-step checklists to help you make sure nothing gets missed
•  Practice tips providing spot-on insights into tasks and strategies
•  Examples and explanatory notes on procedural issues
•  Practice alerts and warnings to help you avoid pitfalls
•  Citations and cross-reference links to relevant California case law and statutes and trusted Matthew Bender® publications
•  Updates twice a year to capture mid-year updates, whereas the competition only updates annually

This practice guide gives you exhaustive coverage on all pretrial matters, including:
•  Client interview
•  Subject matter and personal jurisdiction
•  Anti-SLAPP motions
•  Pretrial injunctive relief
•  Oral depositions in California
•  Discovery motion procedure and sanctions
•  Summary judgment and summary adjudication
•  Settlement and release

The task-based format complements the thorough yet concise content and citable spot-on guidance for California practitioners.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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VOLUME 1


UNIT 1 Getting Started

Chapter 1 Litigation Milestone Checklists

Chapter 2 Client Interview

Chapter 3 Beginning and Terminating the Attorney-Client Relationship



UNIT 2 Choosing the Forum—Jurisdiction and Venue

Chapter 4 Choosing the Forum

Chapter 5 Analyzing Arbitration Requirements and ADR Options

Chapter 6 Analyzing Subject Matter Jurisdiction

Chapter 7 Analyzing Personal Jurisdiction

Chapter 8 Analyzing Venue

Chapter 9 Reclassification of Cases



UNIT 3 Framing the Case—Parties and Pleadings

Chapter 10 Determining Initial Parties to the Action

Chapter 11 Changing the Party Lineup (Compulsory Joinder Intervention and Substitution)

Chapter 12 Pleadings in General

Chapter 13 Complaints

Chapter 14 Jury Trial Demands

Chapter 15 Service of Summons

Chapter 16 Amended and Supplemental Pleadings

Chapter 17 Preparing the Answer

Chapter 18 Preparing a Cross-Complaint



UNIT 4 Initial Response to a Claim

Chapter 19 Initial Response to a Claim-Overview and Strategy

Chapter 20 Failure to Respond-Defaults

Chapter 21 Motions to Quash and Other Objections to Personal Jurisdiction

Chapter 22 Challenging Subject Matter Jurisdiction and Venue

Chapter 23 Challenging the Sufficiency of a Claim-Demurrers and Motions for Judgment on the Pleadings

Chapter 24 Moving to Strike

Chapter 25 Anti-SLAPP Motions

Chapter 26 Removal to Federal Court

Chapter 27 Disqualification of Judge

Chapter 28 Related Cases, Consolidation, Coordination, and Severance



VOLUME 2



UNIT 5 Case Management

Chapter 29 Case Management and Pretrial Conferences

Chapter 30 Judicial ADR-Arbitration and Mediation

Chapter 31 Reference

Chapter 32 Continuances



UNIT 6 Winning Out of the Box—Provisional Remedies

Chapter 33 Pretrial Injunctive Relief (Preliminary Injunctions and TROs)

Chapter 34 Attachment

Chapter 35 Claim and Delivery

Chapter 36 Lis Pendens



UNIT 7 Class Actions

Chapter 37 Class Actions



UNIT 8 Discovery

Chapter 38 Discovery Strategy & Planning

Chapter 39 Preservation of Evidence

Chapter 40 Scope of Discovery

Chapter 41 Interrogatories

Chapter 42 Inspection of Documents Tangible Things and Land

Chapter 43 Electronically Stored Information (ESI)

Chapter 44 Requests for Admission

Chapter 45 Oral Depositions in California

Chapter 46 Oral Depositions Outside of California

Chapter 47 Depositions on Written Questions

Chapter 48 Physical and Mental Examinations

Chapter 49 Exchanging Expert Witness Information

Chapter 50 Discovery Motion Procedure

Chapter 51 Discovery Sanctions



VOLUME 3



UNIT 9 Law and Motion Practice

Chapter 52 Law and Motion Practice

Chapter 53 Service of Papers

Chapter 54 Stipulations

Chapter 55 Motions to Reconsider and Renewed Motions



UNIT 10 Summary Judgment and Summary Adjudication

Chapter 56 Summary Judgment and Summary Adjudication



UNIT 11 Ending the Case by Settlement or Dismissal

Chapter 57 Settlement and Release

Chapter 58 Voluntary Dismissals

Chapter 59 Dismissal for Delay in Bringing Action to Trial



UNIT 12 Sanctions

Chapter 60 Sanctions



Appendix A List of Videos

Appendix B Forms

Table of Cases

Table of Statutes

Index