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Whose Monet? An Introduction To The American Legal System / Edition 1
     

Whose Monet? An Introduction To The American Legal System / Edition 1

by John Humbach
 

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ISBN-10: 0735565570

ISBN-13: 9780735565579

Pub. Date: 04/13/2007

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

This extraordinary paperback provides a highly accessible and appealing orientation to the American legal system and presents basic concepts of civil litigation to first-year law students. Whose Monet? An Introduction to the American Legal System

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This extraordinary paperback provides a highly accessible and appealing orientation to the American legal system and presents basic concepts of civil litigation to first-year law students. Whose Monet? An Introduction to the American Legal System

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735565579
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date:
04/13/2007
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.53(d)

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Table of Contents


Introduction     1
The Lawyer's Task: Facts and Law     9
The Facts     10
Facts of DeWeerth v. Baldinger as Summarized by the Trial Court     17
The Law     21
Deciding Whether to Sue     27
Deciding Where to Sue: The Court System     31
Federal Court System     33
A Note on "Civil" and "Criminal" Cases     37
District Courts     39
United States Courts of Appeals     42
Supreme Court of the United States     44
Other Federal Courts     45
State Court Systems     45
Trial Courts     47
State Courts of Appeals     48
State Supreme Courts     49
Other State Courts     50
The Best Court for Mrs. DeWeerth?     51
Commencing a Civil Action     55
The Complaint     63
The Content of Pleadings     65
The Complaint's Legal Sufficiency-A Motion to Dismiss     67
Decision on Motion to Dismiss     74
DeWeerth v. Baldinger I     74
A Note on "Briefing" Cases     79
The Common Law     83
The Emergence of American Common Law     90
Kerwhacker v. Cleveland, Columbus & Cincinnati RR     96
The Fluidity of the Common Law     98
The Stability of the Common Law-Stare Decisis     105
Hart v. Massanari     116
The Answer     121
"Discovery"     125
A Motion for Summary Judgment     131
O'Keeffe v. Snyder     134
DeWeerth v. Baldinger II     144
Statutory Law and Administrative Regulations     153
What Statutes Are Supposed to Do     155
How Statutes Get Enacted     159
Administrative Regulations     161
Interpreting Statutes     164
Interpreting the Statute in DeWeerth     168
The Trial     171
Selecting the Jury (Voir Dire)     174
Opening Statements     176
Presenting the Testimony and Other Evidence     177
Motions for Judgment as a Matter of Law or Judgment of Acquittal     180
Closing Arguments     181
Charge to the Jury     182
The Judgment (and a Motion for a "Judgment N.O.V.")     185
The Appeal     189
DeWeerth v. Baldinger III     193
The Aftermath     207
Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation v. Lubell      208
DeWeerth v. Baldinger IV     212
DeWeerth v. Baldinger V     214
Postscript     219
Extracts from Testimony of Gerda Dorothea DeWeerth     223

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