The Complete Idiot's Guide to Lawsuits

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Penguin, Sep 7, 2010 - Law - 320 pages
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Have you been confused by a lawsuit? We can help.

Millions of civil lawsuits are filed in the U.S. court system, costing billions of dollars in legal fees to those involved. The process is so complex that few people can pursue civil action without professional help, leaving them totally at a lawyer's mercy. Yet how many people truly know what they're getting into when they're involved in a lawsuit? The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Lawsuits clarifies the entire process in layman's terms. Expert litigator and law professor Victoria E. Green offers valuable insight into:

?The pros and cons of filing lawsuits

?How they begin and each party's response

?Selecting and paying attorneys

?Consequences of the settlement and appeals


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Very basic. Better books are probably Represent Yourself in Court: How to Prepare & Try a Winning Case and Going to Trial: A Step-by-Step Guide to Trial Practice and Procedure. Read full review


Title Page
Chapter 2Kinds ofLawsuits
Chapter 3Damages and How You Get Them
Part 2Legal Representation
Chapter 5 How Much Does Justice Cost? Chapter 6 The Cast of Characters in a Lawsuit
Chapter 8CourtRules and Civil Procedure
Chapter 13Coming toa Decision
Chapter 15Appeals
Legal Malpractice
Chapter 18Negotiation
Chapter 19Mediation
Appendix AGlossary

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