The casebook covers all of the major topics that a professor might wish to teach in a first-year course, and can easily be adapted for courses of one- or two-semesters, of different credit hours, and with varied practical or theoretical emphases. A supplement includes all updated Federal Rules, federal statutes and constitutional provisions pertinent to procedure, the pleadings in Twombly and Iqbal, a model case file, a litigation flow-chart, state materials, and other important teaching tools.
New materials include:
Notes on the latest Supreme Court cases on general jurisdiction;
Materials on the role of virtual contacts in determining personal jurisdiction
Notes on the latest Supreme Court cases on diversity jurisdiction and the arising under power
Note on the latest Supreme Court case on specialized venue
Expanded notes on multidistrict litigation and group litigation
Materials on the 2015 amendments to the discovery rules, including e-discovery
Materials on the NFL concussion litigation and ascertainability under Rule 23.