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xxix, 1229 pages ; 27 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Personal jurisdiction and other court-access rules
  • Subject matter jurisdiction
  • The law applied in federal court
  • Anatomy of a litigation : pleading, discovery, and adjudication
  • Remedies and forms of relief
  • Prior adjudication
  • The boundaries of the lawsuit : joinder of claims and parties
  • Appeals
  • Alternative dispute resolution.
"Key features [of this updated text include]: discussion of 'notice of motion' requirement under Pennsylvania law; updates on Rule 11’s certification requirement; expanded discussion of preclusion and public law litigation (How should a court address successive constitutional challenges to a statute?); expanded discussion of voluntary dismissals under Rule 41(a); expanded discussion on defining the transaction/occurrence for permissive joinder. (How should a court define the transaction or occurrence (or series of transactions or occurrences) out of which the claims must all arise in order to satisfy the joinder requirements of Rule 20?); discussion of recent Supreme Court rulings re: further specification of methods/requirements of proof at the certification stage and materials on class certification and the 'fraud on the market' theory; and discussion of Supreme Court’s decision (Standard Fire Ins. v. Knowles) on the amount in controversy requirement that imposes some limits on the ability of plaintiffs to avoid removal under the Class Action Fairness Act."-- Publisher's website.
Law Library (Crown)
xvii, 730 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
  • Personal jurisdiction : the enigma of minimum contacts
  • Statutory limits on personal jurisdiction : the reach and grasp of the long-arm
  • Seeking the home field advantage : challenges to personal jurisdiction
  • Federal questions and federal cases : jurisdiction over cases "arising under" federal law
  • Diversity jurisdiction : when does multiplicity constitute diversity?
  • Personal and subject matter jurisdiction compared : the first two rings
  • Second guessing the plaintiff's choice of forum : removal
  • Proper venue in federal courts : a rough measure of convenience
  • Choosing a proper court : the three rings reconsidered
  • Easy Erie : the law of Rome and Athens
  • Eerie Erie : the substance/substance distinction
  • Erie and state choice of law : vertical uniformity and horizontal chaos
  • Sculpting the lawsuit : the basic rules of joinder
  • Into the labyrinth : joinder of parties under rule 14
  • Essentials and interlopers : joinder of parties under rules 19 and 24
  • Jurisdictional fellow travelers : supplemental jurisdiction
  • Jurisdiction vs. joinder : the difference between power and permission
  • The bearer of bad tidings : service of process in the federal courts
  • Getting off easy : the motion to dismiss
  • When justice so requires : amendments to pleadings under the Federal Rules
  • The scope of discovery : the rules giveth, and the rules taketh away
  • Tools of the trade : the basic methods of discovery
  • Defective allegation or insufficient proof : dismissal for failure to state a claim compared to summary judgment
  • The judge and the jury, part one : judgment as a matter of law (directed verdict)
  • The judge and the jury, part two : whose case is this, anyway?
  • Res judicata (claim preclusion) : the limits of procedural liberality
  • Res judicata and the rules of joinder : when does may mean must?
  • Collateral estoppel (issue preclusion) : fine-tuning the preclusion doctrine
  • The obscure kingdom : nonmutual collateral estoppel
  • An introduction to the pretrial litigation process : setting the stage for the Schulansky case
  • First moves : Schulansky goes to court
  • A change of forum : Ronan removes to federal court
  • The defendants' perspective : Ronan's answer and counterclaim
  • Chain reaction : Ronan brings in Jones
  • Preliminary objections : Jones seeks a way out.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-201-01, LAW-201-03
v. : forms ; 25 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-201-01, LAW-201-03