Author(s): Richard L. Marcus
This product contains an outline on civil procedure. Topics covered include territorial (personal) jurisdiction (including venue and forum non conveniens) and subject matter jurisdiction (covering diversity jurisdiction, federal question jurisdiction, and supplemental jurisdiction). It explains the Erie doctrine and federal common law pleadings (including counterclaims, cross-claims, and supplemental pleadings) and parties (including joinder and class actions). It also covers discovery (including devices, scope, sanctions, and discovery conferences) summary judgment pretrial conferences and settlements trial (including right to jury trial, motions, jury instruction and arguments, and post-verdict motions) appeals claim preclusion (res judicata) and issue preclusion (collateral estoppel).