Dessem's Civil Procedure: Representing Clients in Civil Litigation
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- The text has been written to incorporate the December 1, 2015, amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the most recent statutes and cases, rather than simply adding new developments onto an older text.
- The cases selected, many at the district court level, are contemporary in both the law applied and case subject matter—including actions involving same-sex marriage, mortgage-default litigation, electronic discovery, and the recusal of the federal district judge handling the challenge to New York City’s “stop and frisk” litigation.
- The initial case in the text, Leonard v. PepsiCo, is one that students are likely to encounter in their contracts course but that presents rich procedural questions as well.
- Ethical issues are stressed throughout the text, including the ethical choices open to the lawyers in the cases presented and citations to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct and applicable state ethical rules.
- The chapters conclude with both essay and multiple-choice questions that can be assigned by the professor for exam practice or class discussion or can be used by individual students to review each chapter’s material.
- More than 40 figures are included in the text, to present procedural law in tabular and visual form.