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Civil Procedure: Cases and Problems

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Sixth Edition 


Barbara Allen Babcock
Stanford University

Toni M. Massaro
University of Arizona

Norman M. Spaulding
Stanford University

2017. 1,375 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4548-7645-8.

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About the Book

With lightly-edited cases, both classic and contemporary, and engaging hypothetical problems, Civil Procedure: Cases and Problems promotes the analysis and understanding of both governing procedural rules and underlying doctrinal complexities. The casebook also emphasizes the social and economic contexts animating modern procedural problems and reforms as well as the constitutional dynamics underlying federal jurisdiction. 

New to the Sixth Edition:

  • Incorporation of recent Supreme Court developments in such areas of personal jurisdiction, diversity and federal question jurisdiction, class action litigation, Erie doctrine, and Alternative Dispute Resolution, which includes detailed coverage of Daimler AG v. Bauman, 134 S.Ct. 746 (2014).
  • Reference to new and updated empirical studies.
  • Discussion of recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, including those governing discovery and aggregate litigation. 
  • Enhanced Teachers’ Manual with additional notes and discussion points for each principal case.
Casebook Features:

  • Lightly-edited cases paired with thoughtful notes and questions
  • Detailed examination of scholarship and empirical data bearing on various procedural rules as well as the underlying social and economic contexts in which these rules function. 
  • Meaningful discussion of oft-marginalized topics, including: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Discovery (including e-discovery), Aggregate Litigation, Remedies, and Trial Practice
  • Hypothetical problems presented in each chapter

  • Comprehensive Teachers’ Manual

Preface / Sample Chapters