LexisNexis Practice Guide: Georgia Pre-Trial

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LexisNexis, Jul 27, 2012 - Law - 758 pages
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LexisNexis Practice Guide Georgia Pretrial Civil Procedure integrates how-to practice guidance, task-oriented checklists, downloadable forms and references to sources that provide in-depth explanations of subjects to make this complex area understandable to litigators. It distills the experience of a seasoned litigator in both federal and Georgia State courts to demystify the pretrial civil litigation process. It offers targeted practical guidance for the Georgia litigator to master the complexities of the Georgia and federal court rules and case law that govern pretrial civil practice.

 

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Contents

COMMENCEMENT OF ACTION JURISDICTION AND VENUE
CONDUCTING THE CLIENT INTERVIEW
DETERMINING APPROPRIATE FORUM
1 Exclusive Federal Jurisdiction
DETERMINING VENUE
COMPLAINTS
RESPONSIVE PLEADINGS AND AFFIRMATIVE
PREPARING DOCUMENTS TO BE FILED WITH
PLANNING DISCOVERY
PREPARING AND PROPOUNDING
INTERROGATORIES CHAPTER 11 REQUESTS FOR PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS AND REQUESTS FOR ADMISSIONS
RESPONDING TO REQUESTS FOR ADMISSIONS
FORMS
DEPOSITIONS
COMPELLING WITNESS TO ATTEND
TAKING DEPOSITIONS OF OUTOFSTATE

PERPETUATING TESTIMONY OR PRESERVING
SATISFYING REQUIREMENTS FOR SERVICE
RESPONSIVE PLEADINGS AND AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES
ASSERTING COUNTERCLAIMS
ASSERTING CLAIM AGAINST THIRDPARTY
Defenses
FILING AND SERVING ANSWER
FILING MOTIONS TO DISMISS AND OTHER PRELIMINARY MOTIONS
OTHER PRELIMINARY MOTIONS
COMPLYING WITH FORM AND FILING
FILING AND SERVING AMENDED AND SUPPLEMENTAL PLEADINGS
J OINDER INTERVENTION AND INTERPLEADER
RECONCILING NEWLY INSTITUTED ACTION
INTERVENTION
SEEKING INTERPLEADER
CLASS ACTIONS AND SHAREHOLDER DERIVATIVE ACTIONS
INITIATING CLASS ACTION
CONDUCTING POSTDEPOSITION ACTIVITIES
SUBPOENAS
SEEKING REMEDY FOR FAILURE TO COMPLY
EXPERTS
AFFIDAVIT TO ACCOMPANY PROFESSIONAL
OBJECTIONS TO DISCOVERY
SEEKING PROTECTIVE ORDER
DISCOVERY MOTIONS
AWARD OF FEES AND EXPENSES
SANCTIONS
CHAPTER17SANCHONS
SUMMARY JUDGMENTS
SATISFYING STANDARD FOR GRANTING
CHAPTER19SHMMARYJUDGMENTS
INDEX
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