Like good case preparation, Thomas A. Mauet's texts are marvels of clarity and organization. In this best-selling paperback, the author introduces students to the tactics, techniques, and procedural rules of civil cases, drawing on his procedural rules of civil cases, drawing on his insights as a noted litigator. He then breaks down the daunting task of pretrial preparation into a series of easily mastered steps. Following this step-by-step method, he shows students how to prepare for pleadings, discovery, motions, and settlements -- illustrating each step with examples and a sample litigation file.
This best-selling text features:
- a systematic approach that organizes pretrial planning and preparation into a series of distinct steps students can readily master
- litigation files from a hypothetical case, providing sample documentation and paperwork for each stage of the civil case, from pleadings and discovery to motions and settlements
- additional litigation files on an included CD-ROM, containing both the plaintiffs' and defendants' files for the six different cases, allowing students to practice litigation skills in a simulation environment
This revised edition Includes:
- full clarification of recent changes in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, especially in the area of discovery, along with the latest Supreme Court decisions
- expanded treatment of settlement, featuring broader coverage of settlement options
- thoroughly updated discussions, with new examples, references, and citations, bringing the textual materials right up to today's cases and headlines
- a new Electronic Teacher's Manual, providing text, problems, and case materials on a CD-ROMfor easier use and customization
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INTRODUCTION TO LITIGATION
INFORMAL FACT INVESTIGATION
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