Hogan and Weber California Civil Discovery

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A necessity for any California practitioner, Hogan and Weber California Civil Discovery, Second Edition will help you avoid the common errors and pitfalls of discovery practice. Written by the principal drafter of the California Civil Discovery Act of 1986, this title delivers valuable step-by-step guidance through the complicated maze of requests, demands and motions. These materials will eliminate the uncertainty created by changing statutes, case law, and legislation that can muddle interpretation of rules and procedures. This two-volume set provides practical, easy-to-understand answers to the tough questions that arise in California discovery practice today. It is a treatise, which delves in depth into the hows and whys of the background of civil discovery providing valuable context for discovery arguments in addition to answering the basic questions of procedure. Increase your chances of success with valuable insight on these important topics:

 •  Oral and Written Depositions
 •  Interrogatories
 •  Inspection Demands
 •  Physical and Mental Examination
 •  Discovery Relevance
 •  Sanctions

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION TO CIVIL DISCOVERY

Chapter 2 ORAL DEPOSITIONS IN CALIFORNIA

Chapter 3 WRITTEN DEPOSITIONS

Chapter 4 OUT OF STATE DISCOVERY

Chapter 5 INTERROGATORIES TO A PARTY

Chapter 6 INSPECTION DEMANDS

Chapter 7 INSPECTIONS OF ITEMS CONTROLLED BY NONPARTIES

Chapter 8 MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS: PHYSICAL AND MENTAL

Chapter 9 REQUESTS FOR ADMISSION

Chapter 10 EXPERT WITNESS DISCLOSURE



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Chapter 11 DISCOVERY RELEVANCE

Chapter 12 PRIVILEGE
A. In General

B. The Privilege Against Self Incrimination

C. The Attorney Client Privilege

D. The Marital Privileges

E. The Physician Patient Privilege

F. The Psychotherapist Patient Privilege

G. The Newsperson's Privilege and Shield Law

H. The Privilege for Official Information

I. The Qualified Privilege for Private Information

J. The Taxpayer's Privilege

Chapter 13 WORK PRODUCT PROTECTION

Chapter 14 PRE SUIT AND POST SUIT DISCOVERY

Chapter 15 SANCTIONS

Appendix A CALIFORNIA CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE

Appendix B CORRELATION TABLES

Appendix C CALIFORNIA CIVIL DISCOVERY ACT (As Amended Through 2003 Legislative Session)

Appendix D PROPOSED CALIFORNIA CIVIL DISCOVERY ACT OF 1986, and REPORTER'S NOTES

Appendix E CIVIL DISCOVERY ACT OF 1956 (As Amended Through 1985)

Table of Cases

Table of Statutes

Index