Civil Procedure:A Modern Approach / Edition 5

Civil Procedure:A Modern Approach / Edition 5

ISBN-10:
0314184953
ISBN-13:
9780314184955
Pub. Date:
04/27/2009
Publisher:
West Academic Publishing

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Civil Procedure:A Modern Approach / Edition 5

This book reflects the impact of contemporary developments in civil procedure without losing sight of the fact that much of civil procedure still concerns traditional rules and mechanisms and time-honored policies. The chronological order of this book roughly follows that of a lawsuit - preceding from the initial complaint and pleadings to appeal and effect of judgment. This book also examines the policies and mechanisms of the American adversary system, including criticisms of the system and the procedural innovations that attempt to remedy the shortcomings. The authors include interdisciplinary materials reflecting practices in other countries and various states to introduce readers to alternative ways of dealing with various procedural issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780314184955
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
Publication date: 04/27/2009
Series: American Casebook Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 1296
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

I. Choosing a System of Procedure
II. The Rewards and Costs of Litigation--Of Remedies and Related Matters
III. Describing and Defining the Dispute
IV. Establishing the Structure and Size of the Dispute
V. Obtaining Information for Trial
VI. Adjudication Before Trial: Summary Judgment
VII. Judicial Supervision of Pretrial and Promotion of Settlement
VIII. Trial
IX. Choosing the Forum--Geographical Location
X. Choosing the Forum--State v. Federal Court
XI. Choosing the Law to Be Applied in Federal Court
XII. Appeals
XIII. Preclusive Effects of Judgments

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