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  • Previous editions have Fleming James, Jr., as the main author.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Introduction -- Subject matter jurisdiction and the Erie doctrine -- Personal jurisdiction and venue -- Pleadings: the complaint -- Defendant's responses to the complaint and other pleading problems -- Joinder of claims -- Parties to an action -- Discovery -- Summary judgment -- Pretrial: judicial management, interim relief, and disposition -- The trial -- Right to jury trial -- Social and economic aspects of civil litigation -- Judgments -- Post-trial attacks on judgments
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