Handling Federal Discovery

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Handling Federal Discovery

Strengthen your discovery work with William Audet and Kimberly Fanady's Handling Federal Discovery. Walk step-by-step through every discovery task, from setting discovery goals to deposing expert witnesses. The book's unique task outline format provides practical instruction and sophisticated strategies that help you handle your opponent's tricks and delay tactics. Organized by preparation task, it literally gives you the what, why, when, and how of moving a case through discovery, complete with practice tips and forms:

•   What and why — The task is explained in plain English, detailing related rules and case law, along with the reasons for considering the task.
•   When — A thorough discussion of the steps to be completed prior to beginning the task, along with deadlines for the task.
•   How — The meat of the book, this section details each step necessary to effectively complete the task.  Includes defenses against the efforts of your opponent.
•   Practice notes — Here you will find strategies, arguments, cautions, and advice learned from decades in the courtroom.
•   Forms — Discovery motions, documents, letters, and memoranda.

Handling Federal Discovery gives you broad, organized coverage of essential federal discovery rules, practice tips and necessary forms that are applicable in federal and many state courts.

Table of Contents


PLANNING DISCOVERY
PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION
PRIVILEGE AND WORK PRODUCT
DISCLOSURES
INTERROGATORIES
REQUESTS FOR PRODUCTION
NONPARTY DISCOVERY
REQUESTS FOR ENTRY AND INSPECTION
REQUESTS FOR PHYSICAL AND MENTAL EXAMINATIONS
REQUESTS FOR ADMISSION
DEPOSITIONS
EXPERTS
COMPEL, RESIST AND AMEND DISCOVERY
FOREIGN DISCOVERY