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Pretrial achieved leading stature through its clear, concise, well-organized presentation of pretrial preparation by one of the country's leading experts on trial techniques.
An effective systematic approach organizes pretrial planning and preparation into a series of distinct steps students can readily master. Litigation files from a hypothetical case, complete with sample documentation and paperwork, take students through each stage of a civil case. Additional litigation files, six in all, appear on an accompanying CD-ROM and include both plaintiffs' and defendants' files.
The Eighth Edition expands the discussion of using the Internet to conduct informal fact investigations. The text examines Ashcroft v. Iqbal and Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly and their influence on general noticerequirements for claims.
New material explores liens on settlements, and the Eighth Edition includes a full discussion of Supreme Court decisions in Wal-Mart Stores v. Dukes and Erica P. John Fund v. Halliburton.