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Federal Civil Practice 2010 Edition & 2012 Supplement

Includes 2010 & 2012 Book on CD with Forms
Product ID: STK535
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  • This handbook provides the detailed guidance you need for handling civil cases in the federal court system, with practical strategies and expert advice on aspects of the process that are unique to civil actions in the federal system from start to finish. Expert attorneys and experienced judges guide you through each step in the federal civil process, from establishing jurisdiction to preserving issues for appeal, with practical strategies and insider tips. The 2012 Supplement includes discussion of the new Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act of 2011, updated Local Rule requirements, and the Seventh Circuit's position on Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37.

    Chapter 1 — Subject-Matter Jurisdiction of Federal District Courts
    Michael R. Robinson, Administrative Law Judge, Illinois Human Rights Commission, Springfield


    Chapter 2 — Jurisdiction of Courts Other than District Courts
    Paul R. Lynch and Greg A. Gaz, Craig & Craig, Mt. Vernon
    2012 Supplement by Paul R. Lynch and Carolyn R. Bates, Craig & Craig, Mt. Vernon, Mattoon


    Chapter 3 — Personal Jurisdiction
    Jeffrey A. Parness, Northern Illinois University College of Law, DeKalb


    Chapter 4 — Parties
    James V. O'Brien and Frederick J. Hess, Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, L.C.,St. Louis,Belleville


    Chapter 5 — Venue in Federal Civil Cases
    Mitchell L. Marinello and Christopher S. Moore, Novack and Macey LLP,Chicago


    Chapter 6 — Pleading Under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
    Robert T. Varney and John Dodd, Robert T. Varney & Associates, Bloomington
    2012 Supplement by Richard L. Miller II, Novack and Macey LLP, Chicago


    Chapter 7 — Motion Practice
    Richard L. Miller II, Novack and Macey LLP,Chicago


    Chapter 8 — Discovery
    Geoffrey A. Vance, Charles M. Evans, and Brian A. Fogerty, McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Chicago
    2012 Supplement by Geoffrey A. Vance, Brian A. Fogerty, and Michael S. Yellin, McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Chicago


    Chapter 9 — Pretrial Procedures and Pretrial Conferences
    Frederick H. Branding, Reed Smith LLP, Chicago
    Sheila K. Hathi, Law Office of Sheila K. Hathi, Chicago
    James M. Ellis, Hospira, Inc., Lake Forest
    2012 Supplement by Sheila K. Hathi, Openwave Mobility, Inc., Redwood City, CA, and Alfonso Canela, Chicago


    Chapter 10 — Practicing Before United States Magistrate Judges
    Jeffrey Cole, United States District Court Northern District of Illinois, Chicago

    Chapter 11 — Trial of Federal Cases
    Wilber H. Boies and Kristen C. Klanow, McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Chicago


    Chapter 12 — Protecting the Record and Perfecting the Appeal
    Charles E. Joern, Jr. and Charles D. Knight, Holland & Knight LLP, Chicago
    2012 Supplement by Andrew D. Campbell, Novack and Macey LLP,Chicago


    Chapter 13 — Class Actions
    Gary S. Caplan, David Z. Smith, and Henry Peitrkowski, Reed Smith LLP, Chicago
    Jack L. Block, Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, Chicago
    2012 Supplement by Gary S. Caplan, Henry Pietrkowski, and David Z. Smith, Reed Smith LLP,Chicago

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    Forms List and Chapter TitlesNA423 KB
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