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This newest edition of the Federal Litigation Guide is a 4-volume federal civil litigation practice guide (50 chapters), covering federal civil procedure, case law and evidentiary issues from the filing of the complaint through trial and appeal. Updated content includes the restyled and simplified Fed. R. Evid., fully updated Fed. R. Civ. P. Official Forms, and recent case law developments that affect some of the most critical issues handled by federal litigators, including stream of commerce analyses, determination of jurisdiction and class certification. Emphasis on practice-oriented information in a convenient outline format makes information easily accessible, and the "voice of experience" of highly qualified attorney authors overseen by Jenner & Block, LLC, Chicago, helps you practice with confidence in every case. In-depth coverage discusses the practical, strategic aspects of federal court litigation and helps you plan how to proceed throughout a federal case and how to use the federal rules and statutes to your best advantage.

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 Pleadings

CHAPTER 2 The Mechanics of Motion Practice


Appendix 2: Appendix to Chapter 2


CHAPTER 3 Rule 12 Motions


CHAPTER 4 Motions as to the Parties


CHAPTER 5 Motions for Summary Judgment


CHAPTER 6 Voluntary Dismissals and Dismissals for Failure to Prosecute


CHAPTER 7 Injunctions


CHAPTER 8 Provisional Remedies


CHAPTER 8A Sanctions


CHAPTER 8B Electronic Case Filing


CHAPTER 9 The Purposes of Discovery


CHAPTER 10 Planning and Preparation for Discovery


CHAPTER 11 Discovery and Interim Injunctive Relief


CHAPTER 12 Interrogatories


CHAPTER 13 Production of Documents


CHAPTER 14 Responding to Document Requests


CHAPTER 15 Management of Documents


CHAPTER 16 Preparation for Depositions


CHAPTER 17 Taking Depositions


Appendix 17: Appendix to Chapter 17


CHAPTER 18 Defense of Depositions


CHAPTER 19 Requests to Admit


CHAPTER 20 Inspection of Land and Other Tangibles


CHAPTER 21 Physical and Mental Examinations


CHAPTER 22 Enforcement of Discovery


CHAPTER 23 Discovery of Experts


Appendix 23: Appendix to Chapter 23


CHAPTER 24 Discovery of Computer-Based Information


CHAPTER 25 Trial Planning and Preparation


CHAPTER 26 Conduct and Demeanor of Attorneys


CHAPTER 27 The Pretrial Conference


CHAPTER 28 Consolidation and Separate Trials


CHAPTER 29 Trial Briefs


Appendix 29: Appendix to Chapter 29


CHAPTER 30 Juries


CHAPTER 31 Exclusion of Witnesses


CHAPTER 32 Opening Statement


CHAPTER 33 Direct Examination


CHAPTER 34 Exhibits


CHAPTER 35 Cross-Examination


CHAPTER 36 Closing Argument


CHAPTER 37 Objections


CHAPTER 38 Dispositive Trial Motions


CHAPTER 39 Jury Instructions


CHAPTER 40 Verdicts and Jury Deliberations


CHAPTER 41 Bench Trials


CHAPTER 42 Class Actions


CHAPTER 43 Damages


CHAPTER 44 Findings and Judgments


CHAPTER 45 Post-Trial Motions: Renewed Motion for Judgment as a Matter
of Law and Motion for a New Trial


CHAPTER 46 Relief From Judgment


CHAPTER 47 Costs


CHAPTER 48 Appeals to Court of Appeals


CHAPTER 49 Settlements


CHAPTER 50 Court-Sponsored Alternative Dispute Resolution


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