Federal Litigation Guide: New York and Connecticut

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Federal Litigation Guide: New York and Connecticut, a three-volume set, provides full coverage of civil litigation practice and procedure, from the filing of the lawsuit through judgment with emphasis on pretrial procedure, and includes:

  • Local Practice Coverage--ensures that the federal practitioner in New York or Connecticut is in compliance with all the local procedural rules of the court in which a case is pending; provides specific, complete analysis of the local rules of the federal district courts in New York and Connecticut
  • Easily Accessible Text--allows you to quickly find the information of specific subjects through either the chapter synopsis or the index; chapters are logically divided into frequent descriptive subtopic headings
  • Strategic Overviews--provide important background on how the particular proceeding or motion fits into the overall goal of the litigation; highlight key considerations that the practitioner should keep in mind regarding the subject of that chapter
  • Checklists--ensure that no important considerations, requirements or procedural steps for each aspect of the litigation are overlooked; cross-referenced to the text (for further discussion) and to the applicable forms
  • Forms--save hours of document drafting time by providing a handy starting point for creating litigation documents; each form is tailored to the format and content requirements of the district courts in New York and Connecticut, and is accompanied by explanatory comments, cross referenced to discussion in the text, and citations to the relevant Federal and local procedural rules
  • Quick References--save time by guiding you to related forms, checklists and other sources for additional research, such as Moore's Federal Practice, 3d Edition from Matthew Bender
  • Table of Contents

    CHAPTER 1 Planning for Civil Litigation in Federal Court 
    CHAPTER 2 Formatting, Serving, and Filing Papers
    CHAPTER 3 Choosing Appropriate Forum: Jurisdiction and Venue
    CHAPTER 4 Removing a State Court Case to Federal Court
    CHAPTER 5 Determining Parties to the Action
    CHAPTER 6 Drafting the Summons and Complaint
    CHAPTER 7 Commencing and Defending a Class Action
    CHAPTER 8 Serving Process
    CHAPTER 9 Bringing Motions in Federal Court
    CHAPTER 10 Raising Defenses and Objections
    CHAPTER 11 Drafting Counterclaims, Cross-Claims, and Replies
    CHAPTER 12 Demanding a Jury or Advisory Jury
    CHAPTER 13 Commencing a Third-Party Action (Impleader)
    CHAPTER 14 Obtaining or Setting Aside a Default Judgment
    CHAPTER 15 Amending and Supplementing Pleadings
    CHAPTER 16 Adding, Dropping, and Substituting Parties
    CHAPTER 17 Moving for Consolidation or Separate Trials
    CHAPTER 18 Moving to Intervene
    CHAPTER 19 Effectively Using Pretrial Conferences
    CHAPTER 20 Participating in Court Annexed Alternative Dispute Resolution
    CHAPTER 21 Settling and Dismissing Claims
    CHAPTER 22 Seizing Property Prior to Judgment
    CHAPTER 23 Seeking Injunctive Relief
    CHAPTER 24 Proceeding Against Surety When Party Has Given Security
    CHAPTER 25 Appointing a Receiver
    CHAPTER 26 Depositing Money or Property Into Court
    CHAPTER 27 Regulating Discovery Procedure by Stipulation or Motion
    CHAPTER 28 Complying With Rule 26(a) Disclosure Requirements and Initial Discovery Obligations
    CHAPTER 29 Requesting Deposition or Other Discovery Before Action
    CHAPTER 30 Propounding Interrogatories
    CHAPTER 31 Requesting Production and Inspection
    CHAPTER 32 Requesting Oral Depositions
    CHAPTER 33 Requesting and Responding to Request for Deposition Upon Written Questions
    CHAPTER 34 Requesting Physical and Mental Examinations
    CHAPTER 35 Making Requests for Admission
    CHAPTER 36 Seeking Discovery of Nonparties
    CHAPTER 37 Asserting Privileges and Qualifications
    CHAPTER 38 Seeking a Protective Order
    CHAPTER 39 Enforcing Discovery Obligations
    CHAPTER 40 Supplementing Disclosures and Discovery Responses
    CHAPTER 41 Moving for Summary Judgment
    CHAPTER 42 Seeking Sanctions or Contempt
    CHAPTER 43 Claiming Costs and Attorney's Fees
    CHAPTER 44 Entering Judgment
    CHAPTER 45 Altering or Amending the Judgment
    CHAPTER 46 Seeking Relief From Judgment or Order
    CHAPTER 47 Objecting to Magistrate Judge's Recommendation or Order
    CHAPTER 48 Enforcing Judgments
    CHAPTER 49 Seeking a New Trial
    CHAPTER 50 Attorney Withdrawal, Disqualification, and Admission Pro Hac Vice