Cases and Materials on Civil Procedure
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The seventh edition of Cases and Materials on Civil Procedure is updated to reflect recent changes in procedural rules and practice. While essentially a traditional casebook organized along the lines of the events in a lawsuit, this edition 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;
- "How to Read This Case" notes preceding particularly difficult cases; and
- A chapter devoted to Alternative Dispute Resolution methods.
Some materials in this edition have been rearranged for ease of use. Cases and Materials on Civil Procedure is supplemented annually.
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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?"