Introduction to Civil Procedure, 3rd Edition / Edition 3

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Popular casebook author Freer makes the complex principles of civil procedure accessible and fun for students in this student treatise. Using humor, real-world examples and light-hearted scholarship, he breaks down the doctrines of civil procedure into easy-to-understand components, and then brings them together to show how they form a comprehensive body of law.

The Third Edition has been updated to include discussion of key new Supreme Court and lower court decisions that are reshaping civil procedure law. It also includes revisions to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and provides commentary on e-discovery, including the problem of waiver of privilege for inadvertent production.

Hallmark features:

• Comprehensive coverage of all topics in civil procedure.

• Suitable for use with any civil procedure coursebook.

• User-friendly chapter introductions explain and contextualize key concepts.

• Integrates discrete topics and doctrines into a comprehensive whole

• Stimulating hypotheticals for especially difficult principles, highlighted in bulleted lists.

• Shows students how to apply doctrine and rules to facts.

• Light-hearted presentation, using amusing, real-world examples to illustrate principles.

• Thoroughly updated, the revised Third Edition includes

• Important revisions to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

• New Supreme Court cases, including Iqbal, Hertz, Shady Grove, Espinoza, Mohawk, and Krupski.

• Discussion of several lower-court cases related to the Class Action Fairness Act.

•Commentary on e-discovery, including the problem of waiver of privilege for inadvertent production.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781454802228
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 5/24/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 918
  • Sales rank: 232,598
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Summary of Contents

Chapter 1. The Study of Procedure

Chapter 2. Personal Jurisdiction

Chapter 3. Service of Process and Opportunity to Be Heard

Chapter 4. Subject Matter Jurisdiction

Chapter 5. Venue

Chapter 6. Challenging the Selection of Forum

Chapter 7. Pleadings, Amended Pleadings, and Judgments on Pleadings

Chapter 8. Discovery and Judicial Management of Litigation

Chapter 9. Trial and Adjudication Without Trial

Chapter 10. The Erie Doctrine(s)

Chapter 11. The Preclusion Doctrines

Chapter 12. Defining the Scope of Litigation: Joinder Rules and Subject Matter Jurisdiction

Chapter 13. Specialized Multiparty Litigation

Chapter 14. Appellate Review

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