Examples and Explanations: Civil Procedure 7E / Edition 7

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For two decades Examples & Explanations: Civil Procedure has helped students understand the intricacies of civil procedure. Professor Glannon, using the extremely successful Examples & Explanations format that he created, teaches students about civil procedure in an entertaining and elucidating way. Now in its Sixth Edition, this amazing study aid continues to provide clear, engaging introductions to the principles of civil procedure, together with appealing examples that illustrate how these principles apply in typical cases.

Students and professors are united in their high regard for this text that helps make a difficult subject accessible:

Professor Glannon's unique and entertaining style engages students and helps them to more easily understand difficult concepts
• Clear and accessible introductions and explanations cover all aspects of the first-year course including the difficult areas of res judicata, collateral estoppel, personal and subject matter jurisdiction, and three chapters on various aspects of the Erie doctrine
The proven and popular examples and explanations format is highly effective for learning and applying the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
Examples progress gradually from simple to challenging and build students' confidence
• The frequent use of visual aids including diagrams, charts, and documents helps students grasp complicated ideas

The Sixth Edition has been completely updated throughout, and all citations reflect the most current law. In addition:

• A new chapter on joinder analyzing Rules 19 and 24
Revisions to reflect the extensive 2007 stylistic amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Give your students the help they need to master difficult topics. Be sure to recommend this highly acclaimed study guide—tested by students, instructors, and time.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781454815488
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 2/15/2013
  • Series: Examples & Explanations Series
  • Edition description: Seventh Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Sales rank: 43,204
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Summary of Contents

Part I. Choosing a Proper Court

Ch. 1. Personal Jurisdiction: The Enigma of Minimum Contacts

Ch. 2. Statutory Limits on Personal Jurisdiction: The Reach and Grasp of the Long-Arm

Ch. 3. Seeking the Home Field Advantage: Challenges to Personal Jurisdiction

Ch. 4. Federal Questions and Federal Cases: Jurisdiction over Cases “Arising under” Federal Law

Ch. 5. Diversity Jurisdiction: When Does Multiplicity Constitute Diversity?

Ch. 6. Personal and Subject Matter Jurisdiction Compared: The First Two Rings

Ch. 7. Second Guessing the Plaintiff’s Choice of Forum: Removal

Ch. 8. Proper Venue in Federal Courts: A Rough Measure of Convenience

Ch. 9. Choosing a Proper Court: The Three Rings Reconsidered

Part II. State Law in Federal Courts

Ch. 10. Easy Erie: The Law of Rome and Athens

Ch. 11. Eerie Erie: The Substance/Substance Distinction

Ch. 12. Erie and State Choice of Law: Vertical Uniformity and Horizontal Chaos

Part III. The Scope of the Action

Ch. 13. Sculpting the Lawsuit: The Basic Rules of Joinder

Ch. 14. Into the Labyrinth: Joinder of Parties under Rule 14

Ch. 15. Essentials and Interlopers: Joinder of Parties under Rules 19 and 24

Ch. 16. Jurisdictional Fellow Travelers: Supplemental Jurisdiction

Ch. 17. Jurisdiction v. Joinder: The Difference between Power and Persuasion

Part IV. Steps in the Litigation Process

Ch. 18. The Bearer of Bad Tidings: Service of Process in the Federal Courts

Ch. 19. Getting Off Easy: The Motion to Dismiss

Ch. 20. When Justice so Requires: Amendments to Pleadings under the Federal Rules

Ch. 21. The Scope of Discovery: The Rules Giveth, and the Rules Taketh Away

Ch. 22. Tools of the Trade: The Basic Methods of Discovery

Ch. 23. Defective Allegation or Insufficient Proof?: Dismissal for Failure to State a Claim Compared to Summary Judgment

Ch. 24. The Judge and the Jury, Part One: Judgment as a Matter of Law (Directed Verdict)

Ch. 25. The Judge and the Jury, Part Two: Whose Case is This, Anyway?

Part V. The Effect of the Judgment

Ch. 26. Res Judicata: The Limits of Procedural Liberality

Ch. 27. Res Judicata and the Rules of Joinder: When Does May Mean Must?

Ch. 28. Collateral Estoppel: Fine-Tuning the Preclusion Doctrine

Ch. 29. The Obscure Kingdom: Nonmutual Collateral Estoppel

Part VI. Thinking Procedurally: The Rules in Action

Ch. 30. An Introduction to the Pretrial Litigation Process: Setting the Stage for the Schulansky Case

Ch. 31. First Moves: Schulansky Goes to Court

Ch. 32. A Change of Forum: Ronan Removes to Federal Court

Ch. 33 .The Defendants’ Perspective: Ronan’s Answer and Counterclaim

Ch. 34. Chain Reaction: Ronan Brings in Jones

Ch. 35. Preliminary Objections: Jones Seeks a Way Out

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