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Matthew Bender Practice Guide: Federal Pretrial Civil Procedure in California

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Matthew Bender Practice Guide: Federal Pretrial Civil Procedure in California guides you step-by-step through the pretrial process, from determining where to file a case to all the way up to trial. With extensive coverage of local rules, you'll immediately understand how they impact your approach to the case in every phase, including:

• First Steps
• Pleading Stage
• Required Conferences and Case Management
• Provisional Remedies
• Class Actions
• Discovery
• Motion Practice
• Ending the Case Before Trial
• Sanctions

With more checklists, more forms, more cross-references to relevant content such as Moore's Federal Practice, Matthew Bender Practice Guide: Federal Pretrial Civil Procedure in California provides total research support that saves you time and effort. It's the practice guide you need for any federal litigation in California.

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Table of Contents

Volume 1

Chapter 1 Litigation Milestone Checklists

Chapter 2 Determining Forum (Jurisdiction and Venue)

Chapter 3 Removing a State Court Case to Federal Court

Chapter 4 Determining Parties to the Action

Chapter 5 Formatting, Serving, and Filing Paper

Chapter 6 Drafting the Summons and Complaint

Chapter 7 Service of Summons

Chapter 8 Answers and Responsive Motions Under Rule 12



Volume 2

Chapter 9 Amending and Supplementing Pleadings

Chapter 10 Adding, Dropping, and Substituting Parties

Chapter 11 Counterclaims, Crossclaims, and Replies

Chapter 12 Third-Party Actions

Chapter 13 Demanding a Jury Trial

Chapter 14 Intervention

Chapter 15 Rule 26(f) Conference and Initial Disclosures

Chapter 16 Case Management Conferences

Chapter 17 Final Pretrial Conference

Chapter 18 Consolidation and Separate Trials

Chapter 19 Preliminary Injunctions, TROs, and Other Provisional Remedies

Chapter 20 Class Actions



Volume 3

Chapter 21 Discovery Strategy and Planning

Chapter 22 Regulation of Discovery by Stipulation or Motion

Chapter 23 Methods of Discovery

Chapter 24 Restrictions on Scope and Extent of Discovery: Privileges and Work Product

Chapter 25 Motions to Compel and Discovery Sanctions



Volume 4

Chapter 26 Pretrial Motion Practice

Chapter 27 Defaults and Motions for Relief From Default

Chapter 28 Dismissal for Delay in Bringing to Trial

Chapter 29 Summary Judgment

Chapter 30 Voluntary Dismissal

Chapter 31 Settlement Agreements and Offers of Judgment

Chapter 32 Court Annexed ADR

Chapter 33 Rule 11 Sanctions

Chapter 34 Other Sanction Provisions

Chapter 35 Contempt

Table of Cases

Table of Statutes

Index