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Vol 22 No 9 Sept/Oct 2017

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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition was published, see:
Pretrial 8th ed isbn 9781454803034

Pretrial 7th ed

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ISBN13: 9780735572034
New Edition ISBN: 9781454803034
Published: May 2008
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Paperback & CD-ROM
Price: Out of print

With its precise and succinct methodology, Mauet’s text has earned widespread popularity and use, edition after edition. The Seventh Edition continues to build on the strengths that have made Pretrial a classic:-

  • highly distinguished authorship—featuring recognized leading trial expert and renowned legal education author Thomas A. Mauet
  • a clear, concise, and well-organized presentation of pretrial preparation techniques
  • a systematic approach that organizes pretrial planning and preparation into a series of distinct steps that students can readily master
  • sample litigation files from a hypothetical case that constitute examples of documentation and paperwork at every stage of the civil case
  • additional litigation files on an included CD-ROM, with both plaintiff’s and defendant's files for six different civil cases
  • citations to commonly used treatises
Featured in the Seventh Edition:-
  • the electronic discovery rules changes, which became effective with the 12/1/06 adoption of the amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and their effects on the pretrial process in general and the discovery process in particular
  • the Supreme Court’s decision in Bell Atlantic v. Twombly and its effects on how complaints are drafted
  • the Class Action Fairness Act and how it changes the basis for removing class actions to federal court
  • the most recent statutory changes and cases on the tax consequences of personal injury settlements additional statutory changes and Supreme Court decisions since 2004

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Part A. Investigating and Planning the Litigation
I. Introduction to Litigation Planning
II. Informal Fact Investigation
III. Legal Investigation
IV. Case Evaluation and Strategy
Part B. Conducting the Litigation
V. Pleadings
VI. Discovery
VII. Motions
VIII. Pretrial Conferences and Settlements
Appendix Litigation File: Jones v. Smith