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This newest edition of the Federal Litigation Guide covers 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