Moore's AnswerGuide: Federal Pretrial Civil Litigation

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LexisNexis, Dec 7, 2012 - Law
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Moore's AnswerGuide Federal Pretrial Civil Litigation answers your basic questions about federal pretrial practice and procedure, from forum selection, through pleading, discovery, and pretrial motions.

Recent updates involve coverage of 2011 U.S. Supreme Court cases, such as the key cases on personal jurisdiction Goodyear Dunlop Tires Operations, S.A. v. Brown, – U.S. –, 131 S. Ct. 2846, 180 L. Ed. 2d 796 (2011) and J. McIntyre Mach., Ltd. v. Nicastro, 564 U.S. –, 131 S. Ct. 2780, 180 L. Ed. 2d 765 (2011). It also covers the important class actions case Wal-Mart Stores v. Dukes, – U.S. –, 131 S. Ct. 2541, 180 L. Ed. 2d 374 (2011).

Reflecting the important rule amendments on time-computation effective December 1, 2009, this authoritative desk reference provides:

•  Succinct answers to major points of federal practice.
•  Expert analyses, strategic pointers, warnings, circuit split discussions, and other case-oriented insight.
•  Numerous checklists, providing step-by-step guidance for pretrial procedures.
•  Hundreds of cross-references to Moore's Federal Practice, Bender's Federal Practice Forms, Federal Litigation Guide, and other sources for more detailed analysis and forms.

The new edition introduces fully integrated coverage of the Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act of 2011, which significantly impacts federal pretrial practice for actions commenced on or after January 6, 2012.

AnswerGuide products are available in print and online and combine practical answers with guidance to relevant cases, codes, rules and in-depth analytical sources. In print, Moore's AnswerGuide Federal Pretrial Civil Litigation serves as a portable practice resource for the federal litigator. Cites to case law, statutory and analytical cross-references are designed to bridge the gap between print and online sources, making in-depth research easier and more on-point than ever before.

 

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Contents

JURISDICTION
2 Applying WellPleaded Complaint Rule
EVALUATING DIVERSITY JURISDICTION
DETERMINING WHETHER ACTION
DETERMINING VENUE
USING MULTIDISTRICT LITIGATION
1 Scheduling Hearings
ANALYZING ARBITRATION
Actions
SETTLING OR DISMISSING CLASS ACTION
DISCOVERY
USING INTERROGATORIES
USING REQUESTS FOR ADMISSION
CONDUCTING DEPOSITIONS BY WRITTEN
USING REQUESTS FOR PRODUCTION
DISCOVERING ELECTRONICALLY STORED

4 Submitting Other Challenges to Underlying Contract
MOVING TO DISQUALIFY JUDGE
4 Determining Which Statute to Use When Grounds Exist
REMOVAL
PARTIES
APPLYING COMPULSORY J OINDER RULE
PLEADING STAGE
ANSWERS AND RESPONSIVE MOTIONS
ADDING DROPPING AND SUBSTITUTING
THIRDPARTY ACTIONS
DEMANDING A JURY TRIAL
INTERVENTION
REQUIRED CONFERENCES AND CASE
CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCES
FINAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCES
CONSOLIDATION
USING PHYSICAL AND MENTAL
USING SUBPOENAS FOR NONPARTY
USING DEPOSITIONS TO PERPETUATE
AND EXTENT OF DISCOVERY
REGULATING DISCOVERY
USING PROTECTIVE ORDERS
SEEKING SANCTIONS UNDER RULE 26g
MAKING PRETRIAL MOTIONS GENERALLY
21A Major Revisions to Rule 56 in 2010
SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS
SANCTIONS AND CONTEMPT
SANCTIONS FOR BADFAITH LITIGATION
ADJUDICATION
TABLE OF STATUTES
INDEX
Copyright

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