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This third edition includes several significant recent decisions from the Supreme Court, including those addressing corporate citizenship for purposes of diversity jurisdiction (Hertz Corp. v. Friend, 130 S. Ct. 1181 (2010)), the Erie/Hanna doctrine (Shady Grove Orthopedic Assocs., P.A. v. Allstate Ins. Co., 130 S. Ct. 1431 (2010)), pleading standards under Rule 8 (Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 129 S. Ct. 1937 (2009)), compulsory party joinder (Republic of Philippines v. Pimentel, 553 U.S. 851 (2008), the relation back of amendments (Krupski v. Costa Crociere, S.p.A., 130 S. Ct. 2485 (2010)), and preclusion doctrine (Taylor v. Sturgell, 553 U.S. 880 (2008). This edition also incorporates the 2009 time computation amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, as well as the 2010 amendments to Rules 8, 26, and 56. Finally, this edition includes recent cases addressing the topic of preservation and spoliation in litigation (Pension Committee v. Banc of America Securities, 685 F. Supp. 2d 456 (S.D.N.Y. 2010), Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. v. Cammarata, 688 F. Supp. 2d 598 (S.D. Tex. 2010)).