Pretrial / Edition 9

Pretrial / Edition 9

by Thomas A. Mauet
ISBN-10:
1454856335
ISBN-13:
9781454856337
Pub. Date:
03/28/2015
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

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Overview

Pretrial / Edition 9

This clear and concise book organizes pretrial planning into a series of steps students can easily master. The book s methodology includes providing students sample documentation for each stage of the civil case.

  • Expanded discussion on use of internet for fact investigations
  • New material on liens on settlements
  • Coverage of new Supreme Court cases and the general notice requirements for claims

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781454856337
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 03/28/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 141,776
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexxiii
Citationsxxv
Part AInvestigating and Planning the Litigation1
IIntroduction to Litigation Planning
1.1Introduction3
1.2Organizing litigation planning3
1.3Conclusion17
IIInformal Fact Investigation
2.1Introduction19
2.2Structuring fact investigations19
2.3Client interviews28
2.4Exhibits acquisition37
2.5Witness interviews40
2.6Expert reviews48
2.7The "small" case49
IIILegal Investigation
3.1Introduction53
3.2Choice of law54
3.3Legal theories for claims, remedies, and defenses56
3.4Joinder of parties and claims58
3.5Subject matter jurisdiction in district courts62
3.6Personal jurisdiction72
3.7Venue75
IVCase Evaluation and Strategy
4.1Introduction79
4.2Taking the case79
4.3Establishing the terms of the attorney-client agreement83
4.4Declining representation90
4.5Planning the litigation91
4.6Example of litigation planning: Novelty Products, Inc. v. Gift Ideas, Inc.97
4.7Prefiling requirements104
Part BConducting the Litigation109
VPleadings
5.1Introduction111
5.2General pleading requirements112
5.3Complaints120
5.4Rule 12 responses137
5.5Answers142
5.6Counterclaims149
5.7Replies152
5.8Cross-claims153
5.9Impleader (third-party practice)156
5.10Interpleader160
5.11Intervention163
5.12Class actions166
5.13Amendments of pleadings and supplemental pleadings169
VIDiscovery
6.1Introduction173
6.2Scope of discovery174
6.3Discovery strategy178
6.4Discovery planning meeting and pretrial scheduling conference187
6.5Required disclosures192
6.6Interrogatories203
6.7Requests to produce documents and subpoenas222
6.8Electronic discovery234
6.9Depositions243
6.10Physical and mental examinations279
6.11Requests to admit facts282
6.12Supplementing discovery290
6.13Discovery motions291
6.14Discovery review299
VIIMotions
7.1Introduction301
7.2General requirements for motions301
7.3Extensions of time and continuances309
7.4Substitution of parties310
7.5Temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions311
7.6Removal320
7.7Judgment on the pleadings325
7.8Summary judgment326
7.9Dismissals and defaults338
7.10Consolidation and separate trials343
7.11Interlocutory appeals344
VIIIPretrial Conferences and Settlements
8.1Introduction347
8.2Pretrial conferences347
8.3Settlements358
AppendixLitigation File: Jones v. Smith389
Index439

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