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Examples & Explanations for Civil Procedure, Seventh Edition

Joseph W. Glannon


  • ISBN: 9781454891598

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    Glannon’s reputation is secure as the best-selling author of Civil Procedure E&E, Torts E&E, and The Glannon Guide to Civil Procedure, the first book in the series. His uniquely entertaining style teaches and engages students in all aspects of the first-year Civil Procedure course including the difficult areas of res judicata, collateral estoppel, and personal and subject matter jurisdiction. Accessible introductions and explanations combine with a proven pedagogy in the popular examples-and-explanations format that is effective for learning and applying the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Examples progress gradually from simple to challenging to build students' confidence, and plenty of visual aids (diagrams, charts, and documents) help them remember.

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    Published 07/10/2017
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    Summary of Contents

    Part I. Choosing a Proper Court

    Ch. 1. Personal Jurisdiction: The Enigma of Minimum Contacts

    Ch. 2. Statutory Limits on Personal Jurisdiction: The Reach and Grasp of the Long-Arm

    Ch. 3. Seeking the Home Field Advantage: Challenges to Personal Jurisdiction

    Ch. 4. Federal Questions and Federal Cases: Jurisdiction over Cases “Arising under” Federal Law

    Ch. 5. Diversity Jurisdiction: When Does Multiplicity Constitute Diversity?

    Ch. 6. Personal and Subject Matter Jurisdiction Compared: The First Two Rings

    Ch. 7. Second Guessing the Plaintiff’s Choice of Forum: Removal

    Ch. 8. Proper Venue in Federal Courts: A Rough Measure of Convenience

    Ch. 9. Choosing a Proper Court: The Three Rings Reconsidered

    Part II. State Law in Federal Courts

    Ch. 10. Easy Erie: The Law of Rome and Athens

    Ch. 11. Eerie Erie: The Substance/Substance Distinction

    Ch. 12. Erie and State Choice of Law: Vertical Uniformity and Horizontal Chaos

    Part III. The Scope of the Action

    Ch. 13. Sculpting the Lawsuit: The Basic Rules of Joinder

    Ch. 14. Into the Labyrinth: Joinder of Parties under Rule 14

    Ch. 15. Essentials and Interlopers: Joinder of Parties under Rules 19 and 24

    Ch. 16. Jurisdictional Fellow Travelers: Supplemental Jurisdiction

    Ch. 17. Jurisdiction v. Joinder: The Difference between Power and Persuasion

    Part IV. Steps in the Litigation Process

    Ch. 18. The Bearer of Bad Tidings: Service of Process in the Federal Courts

    Ch. 19. Getting Off Easy: The Motion to Dismiss

    Ch. 20. When Justice so Requires: Amendments to Pleadings under the Federal Rules

    Ch. 21. The Scope of Discovery: The Rules Giveth, and the Rules Taketh Away

    Ch. 22. Tools of the Trade: The Basic Methods of Discovery

    Ch. 23. Defective Allegation or Insufficient Proof?: Dismissal for Failure to State a Claim Compared to Summary Judgment

    Ch. 24. The Judge and the Jury, Part One: Judgment as a Matter of Law (Directed Verdict)

    Ch. 25. The Judge and the Jury, Part Two: Whose Case is This, Anyway?

    Part V. The Effect of the Judgment

    Ch. 26. Res Judicata: The Limits of Procedural Liberality

    Ch. 27. Res Judicata and the Rules of Joinder: When Does May Mean Must?

    Ch. 28. Collateral Estoppel: Fine-Tuning the Preclusion Doctrine

    Ch. 29. The Obscure Kingdom: Nonmutual Collateral Estoppel

    Part VI. Thinking Procedurally: The Rules in Action

    Ch. 30. An Introduction to the Pretrial Litigation Process: Setting the Stage for the Schulansky Case

    Ch. 31. First Moves: Schulansky Goes to Court

    Ch. 32. A Change of Forum: Ronan Removes to Federal Court

    Ch. 33 .The Defendants’ Perspective: Ronan’s Answer and Counterclaim

    Ch. 34. Chain Reaction: Ronan Brings in Jones

    Ch. 35. Preliminary Objections: Jones Seeks a Way Out