Nutshell: Civil Procedure


Nutshell: Civil Procedure

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One of over 150 titles in West’s Law in a Nutshell series, this book is a comprehensive resource in an easy-to-read, concise format. With a title representing almost every area of law, Nutshells provide a solid understanding of a specific area of law and include references to important cases that have helped shaped the law. Topics included in this title are: current structure of court systems; subject-matter jurisdiction; venue; personal jurisdiction; service of process; challenges to plaintiff’s court selection; pleading; party and claim joinder; discovery; pretrial conferences; summary judgment; default judgment, voluntary and involutary dismissal; the trial practice and trial advocacy process; jury trial practice and trial advocacy; directed verdicts; judgments notwithstanding the verdicts (JNOV); new trial practice and trial advocacy motions; partial and conditional new trials; relief from judgments; securing and enforcing judgments; binding effect of judgments; time for bringing an appeal; mechanics of appeal; class actions; interpleader; multidistrict litigation; standing, mootness and justiciability; determining the governing law in Federal courts; and Federal law in state courts.

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