LexisNexis Practice Guide: Pennsylvania Civil Discovery

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LexisNexis, Jun 20, 2012 - Law - 630 pages
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LexisNexis Practice Guide: Pennsylvania Civil Discovery is the source for in-depth practical guidance on Pennsylvania law and procedure with step-by-step guidance essential to effectively managing each step of the discovery process in a civil lawsuit. Each chapter in the Practice Guide reflects the keen legal analysis and practical insights of the authors, James E. Beasley, Jr. and Maxwell S. Kennerly, members of The Beasley Firm, a leading civil litigation law firm based in Philadelphia.

Topically organized, the title covers:

•   Planning Discovery;
•   Timing of Discovery;
•   Interrogatories;
•   Requests for Production of Documents for Inspection;
•   Depositions;
•   Medical Discovery;
•   Experts;
•   Third-Party Discovery;
•   Objections to Discovery;
•   Sanctions for Failure to Produce Discovery or for Spoliation;
•   Requests for Admission;
•   Forms;

and much more.

LexisNexis Practice Guide Pennsylvania Civil Discovery 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 two seasoned litigators in both federal and Pennsylvania State courts to demystify the complex areas of understanding, planning, identifying, producing, preserving, protecting and using discovery. It offers targeted practical guidance for the Pennsylvania litigator struggling to master the complexities of the Pennsylvania and federal court rules and case law that govern this important evolving area.

 

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Contents

SYNOPSIS
MASTER CHECKLIST FOR PENNSYLVANIA CIVIL DISCOVERY I Planning Discovery
ENSURING DISCOVERY DISPUTES
ENSURING DISCOVERY RESPONSES
Timing of Discovery III Interrogatories
INTERROGATORIES
RECOGNIZING AND ADHERING TO CASE
PREPARING AND PROPOUNDING
Experts
CONDUCTING PRETRIAL MOTION
RESPONDING TO EXPERT
ThirdParty Discovery
REVIEWING AND OBJECTING
RESOLVING DISPUTES OVER REQUESTS
NOTICING OR OBJECTING TO THIRD
OBJECTING TO AND ANSWERING

USING INTERROGATORY ANSWERS
OBJECTING TO AND ANSWERING
Requests for Production of Documents for Inspection
OBJECTING TO AND ANSWERING
RESOLVING DISPUTES OVER REQUESTS
USING PRODUCED DOCUMENTS
Depositions
CONSIDERING REQUIREMENTS AS
ASKING QUESTIONS AND MAKING
DEPOSITIONS
Medical Discovery
MEDICAL DISCOVERY
Attempting in Writing to Resolve Discovery Dispute Amicably
Objections to Discovery
COMPELLING DISCOVERY RESPONSES
OBJECTIONS TO DISCOVERY
Discovery Dispute
Sanctions for Failure to Produce Discovery or for Spoliation
Requests for Admissionfv
RESOLVING DISPUTES OVER REQUESTS
REQUESTS FOR ADMISSION
OBJECTING TO AND ANSWERING
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