LexisNexis Practice Guide: Michigan Pretrial Civil Procedure
LexisNexis® Practice Guide: Michigan Pretrial Civil Procedure is a new quick-answer guide providing civil litigation guidance, forms, and checklists by and for Michigan state-court litigators.
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LexisNexis® Practice Guide: Michigan Pretrial Civil Procedure is a new addition to the practice guide line for Michigan attorneys. This new publication covers pretrial civil procedure in Michigan circuit courts from pretrial planning up through summary judgment and preparing for trial. Each chapter contains background analysis, forms, and practice tips and pointers for Michigan practitioners.
The publication, which incorporates Michigan statutes, rules, cases, and forms as appropriate, was created under the close guidance of Editorial Consultant Linda M. Watson, a highly skilled litigator and business advisor at Clark Hill, PLC in Birmingham, Michigan.
This publication complements the existing LexisNexis line of Michigan products, including LexisNexis® Practice Guide: Michigan Estate Planning, LexisNexis® Practice Guide: Michigan Real Estate Litigation, Michigan Civil Procedure Litigation Manual, Michigan Evidence Courtroom Manual, Michigan Civil Jurisprudence, and Michigan Law and Practice.
The publication provides detailed real-world practical guidance on civil litigation timetables, forms, rules, and procedures for Michigan circuit court practice. The publication is intended as a primer and guide for new and less-experienced litigators and trial lawyers, and a handy refresher and reference work for experienced trial lawyers working out of their normal practice, or simply to verify deadlines, procedures, and use of forms.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Commencement of Action
Chapter 2 Subject Matter Jurisdiction
Chapter 3 Personal Jurisdiction
Chapter 4 Parties, Capacity, Joinder, Third Parties
Chapter 5 Forum, Venue, Transfer of Actions
Chapter 6 Pleadings
Chapter 7 Service of Process and Papers
Chapter 8 Statutes of Limitation
Chapter 9 Appearance and Default
Chapter 10 Discovery
Chapter 11 Motion Practice
Chapter 12 Pretrial Procedure
Chapter 13 Settlement, Release, Alternative Dispute Resolution
Chapter 14 Temporary Restraining Orders and Preliminary Injunctions
Chapter 15 Consolidation, Severance, Separate Trial
Chapter 16 Summary Disposition
Chapter 17 Voluntary and Involuntary Dismissal
Chapter 18 Offers of Judgment
Chapter 19 Attorney Conduct; Sanctions
Chapter 20 Special Proceedings