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Contents

Civil Procedure

Summary of Contents

Contents xi
Preface xxv

1. An Overview of Procedure 1
PART I: THE CONSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK FOR U.S. LITIGATION
2. Personal Jurisdiction 69
3. Subject Matter Jurisdiction of the Federal Courts 205
4. State Law in Federal Courts: Erie and Its Entailments 255
PART II: THE PROCESS OF LITIGATION
5. Incentives to Litigate 299
6. Pleading 367
7. Discovery 463
8. Resolution Without Trial 527
9. The Trier and the Trial 603
10. Appeal 669
11. Respect for Judgments 715
PART III: PROBING THE BOUNDARIES: ADDITIONAL CLAIMS AND PARTIES
12. Joinder 785

Table of Cases 
Table of Citations to the Judicial Code (28 U.S.C.) 
Table of Citations to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 
Table of Authorities 
Index