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Civil procedure : cases and problems Allan Ides

By: Ides, Allan.
Publisher: New York Wolters Kluwer 2016Edition: 5th.Description: xxix, 1270p.ISBN: 9781454879756.DDC classification: 347.73​5 Summary: Contents Machine generated contents note: A.The State and Federal Judicial Systems 1.State Judicial Systems 2.The Federal Judicial System B.State and Federal Court Caseloads 1.State Court Caseloads 2.Federal Court Caseloads A.Code Pleading Epstein v. M. Blumenthal Co. Notes and Questions Problem 1-1 Doe v. City of Los Angeles Problem 1-2 B.Notice Pleading and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 1.The Complaint a.Rule 8 b.Foundational Cases and Developments Conley v. Gibson Problems 1-3-1-5 A Note on Exceptions to Rule 8 Leatherman v. Tarrant County Narcotics Intelligence and Coordination Unit Problems 1-6-1-7 c.Recent Developments Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly Problem 1-8 Ashcroft v. Iqbal A Note on Plausibility, Inferences, and Pleading Sufficiency d.Twombly and Iqbal Applied Contents note continued: Swanson v. Citibank, N.A. McCleary-Evans v. Maryland Department of Transportation Littlejohn v. City of New York Problem 1-9 2.The Answer King Vision Pay Per View, Ltd. v. J.C. Dimitri's Restaurant, Inc. Problems 1-10-1-11 3.Rule 12(b) Motions to Dismiss Johnson v. City of Shelby Kirksey v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. Problems 1-12-1-13 C.Pleading Review Problem Problem 1-14 A.Pennoyer v. Neff and the Rule of Territoriality Pennoyer v. Neff Problems 2-1-2-3 B.Traditional Bases of Personal Jurisdiction 1.Personal Jurisdiction a.Domicile b.Voluntary Appearance c.Consent to Service on an Agent d.Transient or Tag Jurisdiction 2.In Rem and Quasi in Rem Jurisdiction Harris v. Balk Problem 2-4 Contents note continued: 3.The Advent of Fictions C.The Modern Law of Jurisdiction 1.International Shoe - Jurisdiction Beyond Fictions and Tradition International Shoe Co. v. Washington 2.Establishing a Statutory Basis for Jurisdiction beyond the Traditional Forms 3.Due Process: The Nonresident Defendant's Connections with the Forum State a.Contracts McGee v. International Life Insurance Co. Hanson v. Denckla Burger King Corp. v. Rudzewicz Problems 2-5-2-7 b.Torts Calder v. Jones Problems 2-8-2-10 Walden v. Fiore A Note on the "Stream of Commerce" Theory J. McIntyre Machinery, Ltd. v. Nicastro A Note on the Stream-of-Commerce Theory Today Problems 2-11-2-12 A Note on Personal Jurisdiction and the Internet Problems 2-13-2-14 Contents note continued: 4.Due Process: The Relatedness Requirement Nowak v. Tak How Investments, Ltd. [Part I] Problem 2-15 5.Due Process: The Reasonableness Requirement Asahi Metal Industry Co., Ltd. v. Superior Court of California Nowak v. Tak How Investments, Ltd. [Part II] Problems 2-16-2-17 6.Due Process: General Jurisdiction Daimler A.G. v. Bauman Problems 2-18-2-19 D.Minimum Contacts and the Traditional Bases of Jurisdiction Problem 2-20 E.Exercising Jurisdiction Under Federal Long-Arm Provisions 1.Federal Long-Arm Provisions 2.Minimum Contacts at the National Level Problem 2-21 F.Challenging Lack of Personal Jurisdiction over the Defendant 1.The Burden of Proof 2.Direct Attack 3.Collateral Attack Problems 2-22-2-23 G.Personal Jurisdiction Review Problems Problems 2-24-2-25 A.The Mechanics of Service: Rule 4 Contents note continued: 1.Request for Waiver of Service Problem 3-1 2.Formal Service of Summons and Complaint a.Individuals Problem 3-2 b.Corporations, Partnerships, and Associations American Institute of Certified Public Accountants v. Affinity Card, Inc. c.Defendants Served in a Foreign Country d.Substantial Compliance Problem 3-3 3.Time Limit for Effecting Service: Rule 4(m) B.The Due Process Right to Notice Mullane v. Central Hanover Bank 6 Trust Co. Problems 3-4-3-5 Jones v. Flowers Problems 3-6-3-7 A Note on Challenging Service of Process You've Got Mail C.Pre-filing Waiver and Consent Underwood Farmers Elevator v. Leidholm D.Policy-Based Immunities and Exemptions 1.Participation in Legal Proceedings in the Forum State 2.Trickery or Fraud Problems 3-8-3-9 E.Notice and Hearing When Property Is Attached Contents note continued: Connecticut v. Doehr Problems 3-10-3-12 F.Service of Process and Notice Review Problems Problem 3-13-3-15 A.Subject Matter Jurisdiction in Federal Courts 1.The Constitutional and Statutory Dimensions of Subject Matter Jurisdiction in Federal Courts 2.Federal Question Jurisdiction a.Article III "Arising Under" Jurisdiction Problem 4-1 b.Statutory "Arising Under" Jurisdiction: The Federal Question Jurisdiction of U.S. District Courts The Foundations of Statutory Arising-Under Jurisdiction Shoshone Mining Co. v. Rutter American Well Works Co. v. Layne 6 Bowler Co. Smith v. Kansas City Title and Trust Co. Gully v. First National Bank Problems 4-2-4-4 A Note on Declaratory Judgments and Statutory Arising-Under Jurisdiction Problems 4-5-4-6 Contents note continued: A Note on Concurrent and Exclusive Federal Question Jurisdiction The Modern Approach to Statutory Arising-Under Jurisdiction Gunn v. Minton Problem 4-7 3.Diversity Jurisdiction a.Introduction b.Diversity of State Citizenship Rodriguez v. Senor Frog's de La Isla, Inc. Problem 4-8 A Note on 28 U.S.C. S 1359 and "Collusive" Transfers or Assignments to Create Diversity Jurisdiction A Note on the Citizenship of Artificial Entities Problem 4-9 A Note on Statutes Allowing for Minimal Diversity c.Cases Involving Aliens Eze v. Yellow Cab Co. of Alexandria, Virginia, Inc. Grupo Data flux v. Atlas Global Group, L.P. Problems 4-10-4-11 A Note on U.S. Citizens with Dual Nationality A Note on U.S. Corporations with Their Principal Place of Business Abroad Problems 4-12-4-13 d.Amount in Controversy Contents note continued: Coventry Sewage Associates v. Dworkin Realty Co. A Note on Aggregation of Claims Problems 4-14-4-15 A Note on Computing the Amount in Controversy in Suits for Declaratory or Injunctive Relief Problem 4-16 4.Supplemental Jurisdiction a.Overview and Introduction b.Pendent and Ancillary Jurisdiction United Mine Workers of America v. Gibbs Owen Equipment and Erection Co. v. Kroger A Note on Kroger and Potential Evasions of the Complete Diversity Principle A Note on Pendent-Party Jurisdiction c.Supplemental Jurisdiction: S 1367 Problems 4-17-4-19 5.Removal Jurisdiction a.Section 1441(a): Removability in General b.Section 1441(b): Limits on the Removal of Diversity Cases Problems 4-20-4-21 c.Section 1441(c): Removal of Federal Questions Joined with Nonremovable Claims d.Section 1446: Procedure for Removal of Civil Actions Contents note continued: e.Section 1447: Procedure after Removal Generally Ettlin v. Harris Problems 4-22-4-23 B.Challenging a Court's Subject Matter Jurisdiction 1.Direct Attack 2.Collateral Attack Problems 4-24-4-25 C.Subject Matter Jurisdiction Review Problems Problems 4-26-4-27 A.Venue in Federal Courts 1.The General Venue Statute: U.S.C. S 1391 Subsection (b)(1) -Residence of Defendants Subsection (b)(2) - Substantial Part of Events First of Michigan Corp. v. Bramlet Problems 5-1-5-3 Subsection (b)(3)-Fallback Provision Problems 5-4-5-5 Subsections (c)(2) and (d) -Residence of Corporate and Noncorporate Entities Problems 5-6-5-7 Problem 5-8 2.Transfer of Venue in Federal Court Skyhawke Technologies, LLC v. DECA International Corp. Graham v. Dyncorp International, Inc. Contents note continued: A Note on Transfer When Originating Court Lacks Personal Jurisdiction Problems 5-9-5-10 A Note on Multidistrict Litigation A Note on Forum-Selection Clauses Atlantic Marine Construction Co., Inc. v. United States District Court Problems 5-11-5-12 B.Forum Non Conveniens Piper Aircraft Co. v. Reyno A Note on an Available Alternate Forum A Note on Forum Non Conveniens in State Courts Problems 5-13-5-15 C.Venue, Transfer, and Forum Non Conveniens Review Problems Problems 5-16-5-17 A.The Law to Be Applied in Federal and State Courts B.The Erie Doctrine: The Law to Be Applied in Diversity and Supplemental Jurisdiction Cases 1.A Brief History of the Pre-Erie Landscape 2.The Demise of "Federal General Common Law" Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins Problems 6-1-6-2 C.A Survey of the Three-Track Approach to the Erie Doctrine Contents note continued: 1.Is There a Conflict? 2.Is the Federal Law Valid? Track One: The Validity of Federal Procedural Statutes Track Two: The Validity of Formal Federal Procedural Rules Track Three: The Validity of Judge-Made Procedural Law D.Three Tracks of Analysis: Procedural Statutes, Formal Rules, and Judge-Made Laws 1.Track One: Federal Statutes and the Supremacy Clause a.The Standard Model Stewart Organization, Inc. v. Ricoh Corp. Problems 6-3-6-4 b.A Variation on Track One: The Continuing Validity of "Specialized" Federal Common Law Problem 6-5 2.Track Two: The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Sibbach v. Wilson 6 Co., Inc. Problem 6-6 A Note on the Omnipresence of Erie Hanna v. Plumer [Part I] Problems 6-7-6-8 Shady Grove Orthopedic Associates, P.A. v. Allstate Insurance Co. Problems 6-9-6-11 Contents note continued: 3.Track Three: Federal Procedural Common Law Guaranty Trust Co. v. York Problem 6-12 A Note on Byrd and Refining the Erie/​York Formula Problem 6-13 Hanna v. Plumer [Part II] Problems 6-14-6-15 Gasperini v. Center for Humanities, Inc. A Note on Federal Law in State Courts Problems 6-16-6-17 E.Erie Review Problems Problems 6-18-6-20 A.Pragmatic Preliminary-Devising a Discovery Plan B.The Scope of Formal Discovery 1.Discovery Relevance Problems 7-1-7-2 2.Privilege Jaffee v. Redmond Problem 7-3 Upjohn Company v. United States [Parts I and II] Problem 7-4 3.The Work-Product Doctrine Hickman v. Taylor Upjohn Company v. United States [Part III] Problems 7-5-7-6 A Note on Information Obtained from Experts Contents note continued: C.The Formal Discovery Process in Federal Court 1.Mandatory Conference and Mandatory Disclosures a.The Discovery Conference b.Mandatory Disclosure Advance Financial Corp. v. Utsey 2.Methods to Discover Additional Materials a.Depositions b.Interrogatories c.Requests for Production and Inspection Problem 7-7 d.E-Discovery Wood v. Capital One Services, LLC e.Physical and Mental Examinations Schlagenhauf v. Holder Problems 7-8-7-9 f.Requests for Admissions g.Discovery Related to Experts Problem 7-10 h.Duty to Supplement or Correct i.Protective Orders, Motions to Compel, and Sanctions Seattle Times Co. v. Rhinehart A Note on Federal Discovery to Assist Foreign and International Tribunals D.Discovery Review Problem Problem 7-11 Contents note continued: A.Precursors to Modern Joinder: Joinder at Common Law, Equity, and Under the Codes 1.Joinder at Common Law 2.Joinder in Equity 3.Joinder Under the Codes B.Joinder of Claims by Plaintiffs and Defendants Under the Federal Rules 1.Claims and Counterclaims Problems 8-1-8-2 Law Offices of Jerris Leonard, P.C. v. Mideast Systems, Ltd. Burlington Northern Railroad Co. v. Strong A Note on Supplemental Jurisdiction and Counterclaims Hart v. Clayton-Parker and Associates, Inc. Problem 8-3 A Note on Parallel Federal Proceedings 2.Crossclaims Rainbow Management Group, Ltd. v. Atlantis Submarines Hawaii, L.P. Harrison v. M.S. Carriers, Inc. Problem 8-4 C.Permissive Joinder of Parties by Plaintiffs Exxon Mobil Corp. v. Allapattah Services, Inc. Problems 8-5-8-8 Contents note continued: A Note on the Real-Party-in-Interest Requirement D.Joinder of Parties by Defendants 1.Joinder of Third Parties Under Rule 13(h) Schoot v. United States Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co. v. Quantum Chemical Corp. Problems 8-9-8-10 2.Joinder of Third Parties Under Rule 14 Wallkill 5 Associates II v. Tectonic Engineering, P.C. Problem 8-11 Guaranteed Systems, Inc. v. American National Can Co. Problem 8-12 E.Intervention by Absentees Great Atlantic 6 Pacific Tea Co. v. Town of East Hampton Problems 8-13-8-14 Mattel, Inc. v. Bryant Problem 8-15 F.Interpleader Indianapolis Colts v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore Problems 8-16-8-17 Geler v. National Westminster Bank USA Problems 8-18-8-19 Contents note continued: G.Compulsory Joinder 1.Rule 19(a)(1) Temple v. Synthes Corp., Ltd. A Note on the "Complete Relief" Clause of Rule 19(a)(1)(A) Problem 8-20 Maldonado-Vinas v. National Western Life Ins. Co. A Note on the Feasibility of Joinder 2.Rule 19(b) Provident Tradesmens Bank Trust Co. v. Patterson Problems 8-21-8-23 H.Joinder of Claims and Parties Review Problem Problem 8-24 A.Constitutional Limitations on the Use of Class Actions 1.Adequate Representation Hansberry v. Lee 2.Notice and Right to Appear or Opt Out Phillips Petroleum Co. v. Shutts Problem 9-1 B.Federal Subject Matter Jurisdiction 1.Ordinary Class Actions Problem 9-2 2."CAFA" Class Actions and Mass Actions a.The Federal Court's Original Jurisdiction b.Cases Removed from State Courts c.Exceptions to the Federal Court's Jurisdiction Contents note continued: d.Nonreliance on CAFA e.Mass Actions f.The Impact of CAFA Problems 9-3-9-4 C.Requirements for Bringing a Federal Class Action Under Rule 23 1.Satisfying the Prerequisites of Rule 23(a) Chandler v. Southwest Jeep-Eagle, Inc. A Note on Class Certification A Note on Class Actions and the Statute of Limitations Problem 9-5 Robidoux v. Celani A Note on Subclasses Problems 9-6-9-7 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes [Part I] 2.Satisfying Rule 23(b)(1), (2), or (3) a.Rule 23(b)(1)(A) and (B) Boggs v. Divested Atomic Corp. In re Telectronics Pacing Systems, Inc. Problems 9-8-9-9 A Note on Settlement Classes b.Rule 23(b)(2) Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes [Part II] A Note on the Preclusive Effect of Class Action Judgments Problems 9-10-9-12 c.Rule 23(b)(3) Contents note continued: i.Predominance ii.Superiority iii.Four Non-exhaustive Factors iv.Notice to Class Members Hanlon v. Chrysler Corporation [Part I] Problem 9-13 A Note on Enjoining Competing Actions Problems 9-14-9-16 D.Settlement or Dismissal of Class Actions Hanlon v. Chrysler Corp. [Part II] Problem 9-17 E.Class Arbitration Waivers AT&​T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion F.Class Action Review Problem Problem 9-18 A.Summary Judgment 1.Introduction 2.The Basic Requirements for Summary Judgment a.Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 56 b.Foundational Cases Anderson v. Liberty Lobby, Inc. Problem 10-1 Celotex Corporation v. Catrett Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. v. Zenith Radio Corp. Problems 10-2-10-3 3.Summary Judgment for the Plaintiff Problem 10-4 Contents note continued: Johnson v. Tuff N Rumble Management, Inc. Problem 10-5 4.Summary Judgment Sua Sponte Goldstein v. Fidelity and Guaranty Insurance Underwriters, Inc. Problems 10-6-10-8 B.Default Judgments Rogers v. Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Co. Problem 10-9 C.Dismissal of Actions 1.Voluntary Dismissal Problem 10-10 2.Dismissal for Failure to Prosecute Problems 10-11-10-12 3.Dismissal as a Judicial Sanction Problem 10-13 D.Adjudication Without Trial Review Problem Problem 10-14 A.The Pretrial Conference B.The Right to a Trial by Jury Beacon Theatres, Inc. v. Westover Problems 11-1-11-2 Chauffeurs, Teamsters &​ Helpers Local No. 391 v. Terry Problem 11-3 Markman v. Westview Instruments, Inc. Problem 11-4 A Note on the Composition of Juries Contents note continued: A Note on the Ongoing Debate over the Jury System C.Jury Instructions and Verdicts Mitchell v. Gonzales Problem 11-5 A Note on Verdicts Problem 11-6 D.Motions for Judgment as a Matter of Law Honaker v. Smith Problem 11-7 Weisgram v. Marley Co. E.Motions for a New Trial Tesser v. Board of Education F.Trial Review Problem Problem 11-8 A.Overview and Basic Terminology B.The Timing of an Appeal 1.Final Decisions and the Collateral-Order Doctrine Cohen v. Beneficial Industrial Loan Corp. Mohawk Industries, Inc. v. Carpenter Problem 12-1 Quackenbush v. Allstate Insurance Co. Problems 12-2-12-4 A Note on Appealability Under State Law 2.Statutory Exceptions to the Final Decision Rule a.Interlocutory Appeals Under 5 1292(a)(1) Contents note continued: Carson v. American Brands, Inc. Problem 12-5 b.Interlocutory Appeals Under S 1292(b) Ahrenholz v. Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois Problem 12-6 c.Review Under the All Writs Act Will v. United States Silver Sage Partners, Ltd. v. United States District Court Problem 12-7 d.Certification Under Rule 54(b) Olympia Hotels Corp. v. Johnson Wax Development Corp. C.Standards of Review on Appeal Questions Involving District-Court Discretion Questions of Fact Questions of Law Mixed Questions of Law and Fact Pullman-Standard v. Swint Cooper Industries, Inc. v. Leatherman Tool Group, Inc. Problems 12-8-12-9 D.Review in the U.S. Supreme Court 1.Section 1253 2.Section 1254 3.Section 1257 Redrup v. New York Contents note continued: a.The Final-Judgment Rule Cox Broadcasting Corp. v. Cohn Flynt v. Ohio Problems 12-10-12-13 b.Federal Question Raised and Decided Cardinale v. Louisiana A Note on the Adequate and Independent State Ground Doctrine c.The Highest State Court in Which a Decision Could Be Had E.Appeals Review Problem Problem 12-14 A.Claim Preclusion or Res Judicata 1.The Same Claim Porn v. National Grange Mutual Insurance Co. Los Angeles Branch NAACP v. Los Angeles Unified School District A Note on Continuing Conduct Problems 13-1-13-2 A Note on Intersystem Preclusion State-to-State State-to-Federal Federal-to-State Problem 13-3 2.Final, Valid, and on the Merits a.Finality Federated Department Stores, Inc. v. Moitie Problems 13-4-13-5 b.Validity c.On the Merits Problems 13-6-13-7 Contents note continued: 3.Same Parties and Persons Who Should Be Treated as Such Taylor v. Sturgell Problems 13-8-13-11 B.Issue Preclusion or Collateral Estoppel 1.Same Issue Commissioner of Internal Revenue v. Sunnen Some Further Thoughts on the Dimensions of an Issue Lumpkin v. Jordan A Note on Foreseeability-The Evergreens Problem Problems 13-12-13-14 2.Actually Litigated Problem 13-15 3.Decided and Necessary Cunningham v. Outten Problems 13-16-13-17 A Note on Potential Exceptions Based on the Nature of the Prior Proceedings A Note on Alternative Determinations Aldrich v. State of New York 4.Same Parties: The Principles of Mutuality and Nonmutuality Bernhard v. Bank of America National Trust &​Savings Association Problem 13-18 Parklane Hosiery Co., Inc. v. Shore Contents note continued: Notes and Questions Smith v. Bayer Corporation A Note on Nonmutuality and Intersystem Preclusion C.Claim and Issue Preclusion Review Problems Problems 13-19-13-20.
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Contents
Machine generated contents note: A.The State and Federal Judicial Systems
1.State Judicial Systems
2.The Federal Judicial System
B.State and Federal Court Caseloads
1.State Court Caseloads
2.Federal Court Caseloads
A.Code Pleading
Epstein v. M. Blumenthal Co.
Notes and Questions
Problem 1-1
Doe v. City of Los Angeles
Problem 1-2
B.Notice Pleading and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
1.The Complaint
a.Rule 8
b.Foundational Cases and Developments
Conley v. Gibson
Problems 1-3-1-5
A Note on Exceptions to Rule 8
Leatherman v. Tarrant County Narcotics Intelligence and Coordination Unit
Problems 1-6-1-7
c.Recent Developments
Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly
Problem 1-8
Ashcroft v. Iqbal
A Note on Plausibility, Inferences, and Pleading Sufficiency
d.Twombly and Iqbal Applied
Contents note continued: Swanson v. Citibank, N.A.
McCleary-Evans v. Maryland Department of Transportation
Littlejohn v. City of New York
Problem 1-9
2.The Answer
King Vision Pay Per View, Ltd. v. J.C. Dimitri's Restaurant, Inc.
Problems 1-10-1-11
3.Rule 12(b) Motions to Dismiss
Johnson v. City of Shelby
Kirksey v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Problems 1-12-1-13
C.Pleading Review Problem
Problem 1-14
A.Pennoyer v. Neff and the Rule of Territoriality
Pennoyer v. Neff
Problems 2-1-2-3
B.Traditional Bases of Personal Jurisdiction
1.Personal Jurisdiction
a.Domicile
b.Voluntary Appearance
c.Consent to Service on an Agent
d.Transient or Tag Jurisdiction
2.In Rem and Quasi in Rem Jurisdiction
Harris v. Balk
Problem 2-4
Contents note continued: 3.The Advent of Fictions
C.The Modern Law of Jurisdiction
1.International Shoe - Jurisdiction Beyond Fictions and Tradition
International Shoe Co. v. Washington
2.Establishing a Statutory Basis for Jurisdiction beyond the Traditional Forms
3.Due Process: The Nonresident Defendant's Connections with the Forum State
a.Contracts
McGee v. International Life Insurance Co.
Hanson v. Denckla
Burger King Corp. v. Rudzewicz
Problems 2-5-2-7
b.Torts
Calder v. Jones
Problems 2-8-2-10
Walden v. Fiore
A Note on the "Stream of Commerce" Theory
J. McIntyre Machinery, Ltd. v. Nicastro
A Note on the Stream-of-Commerce Theory Today
Problems 2-11-2-12
A Note on Personal Jurisdiction and the Internet
Problems 2-13-2-14
Contents note continued: 4.Due Process: The Relatedness Requirement
Nowak v. Tak How Investments, Ltd. [Part I]
Problem 2-15
5.Due Process: The Reasonableness Requirement
Asahi Metal Industry Co., Ltd. v. Superior Court of California
Nowak v. Tak How Investments, Ltd. [Part II]
Problems 2-16-2-17
6.Due Process: General Jurisdiction
Daimler A.G. v. Bauman
Problems 2-18-2-19
D.Minimum Contacts and the Traditional Bases of Jurisdiction
Problem 2-20
E.Exercising Jurisdiction Under Federal Long-Arm Provisions
1.Federal Long-Arm Provisions
2.Minimum Contacts at the National Level
Problem 2-21
F.Challenging Lack of Personal Jurisdiction over the Defendant
1.The Burden of Proof
2.Direct Attack
3.Collateral Attack
Problems 2-22-2-23
G.Personal Jurisdiction Review Problems
Problems 2-24-2-25
A.The Mechanics of Service: Rule 4
Contents note continued: 1.Request for Waiver of Service
Problem 3-1
2.Formal Service of Summons and Complaint
a.Individuals
Problem 3-2
b.Corporations, Partnerships, and Associations
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants v. Affinity Card, Inc.
c.Defendants Served in a Foreign Country
d.Substantial Compliance
Problem 3-3
3.Time Limit for Effecting Service: Rule 4(m)
B.The Due Process Right to Notice
Mullane v. Central Hanover Bank 6 Trust Co.
Problems 3-4-3-5
Jones v. Flowers
Problems 3-6-3-7
A Note on Challenging Service of Process
You've Got Mail
C.Pre-filing Waiver and Consent
Underwood Farmers Elevator v. Leidholm
D.Policy-Based Immunities and Exemptions
1.Participation in Legal Proceedings in the Forum State
2.Trickery or Fraud
Problems 3-8-3-9
E.Notice and Hearing When Property Is Attached
Contents note continued: Connecticut v. Doehr
Problems 3-10-3-12
F.Service of Process and Notice Review Problems
Problem 3-13-3-15
A.Subject Matter Jurisdiction in Federal Courts
1.The Constitutional and Statutory Dimensions of Subject Matter Jurisdiction in Federal Courts
2.Federal Question Jurisdiction
a.Article III "Arising Under" Jurisdiction
Problem 4-1
b.Statutory "Arising Under" Jurisdiction: The Federal Question Jurisdiction of U.S. District Courts
The Foundations of Statutory Arising-Under Jurisdiction
Shoshone Mining Co. v. Rutter
American Well Works Co. v. Layne 6 Bowler Co.
Smith v. Kansas City Title and Trust Co.
Gully v. First National Bank
Problems 4-2-4-4
A Note on Declaratory Judgments and Statutory Arising-Under Jurisdiction
Problems 4-5-4-6
Contents note continued: A Note on Concurrent and Exclusive Federal Question Jurisdiction
The Modern Approach to Statutory Arising-Under Jurisdiction
Gunn v. Minton
Problem 4-7
3.Diversity Jurisdiction
a.Introduction
b.Diversity of State Citizenship
Rodriguez v. Senor Frog's de La Isla, Inc.
Problem 4-8
A Note on 28 U.S.C. S 1359 and "Collusive" Transfers or Assignments to Create Diversity Jurisdiction
A Note on the Citizenship of Artificial Entities
Problem 4-9
A Note on Statutes Allowing for Minimal Diversity
c.Cases Involving Aliens
Eze v. Yellow Cab Co. of Alexandria, Virginia, Inc.
Grupo Data flux v. Atlas Global Group, L.P.
Problems 4-10-4-11
A Note on U.S. Citizens with Dual Nationality
A Note on U.S. Corporations with Their Principal Place of Business Abroad
Problems 4-12-4-13
d.Amount in Controversy
Contents note continued: Coventry Sewage Associates v. Dworkin Realty Co.
A Note on Aggregation of Claims
Problems 4-14-4-15
A Note on Computing the Amount in Controversy in Suits for Declaratory or Injunctive Relief
Problem 4-16
4.Supplemental Jurisdiction
a.Overview and Introduction
b.Pendent and Ancillary Jurisdiction
United Mine Workers of America v. Gibbs
Owen Equipment and Erection Co. v. Kroger
A Note on Kroger and Potential Evasions of the Complete Diversity Principle
A Note on Pendent-Party Jurisdiction
c.Supplemental Jurisdiction: S 1367
Problems 4-17-4-19
5.Removal Jurisdiction
a.Section 1441(a): Removability in General
b.Section 1441(b): Limits on the Removal of Diversity Cases
Problems 4-20-4-21
c.Section 1441(c): Removal of Federal Questions Joined with Nonremovable Claims
d.Section 1446: Procedure for Removal of Civil Actions
Contents note continued: e.Section 1447: Procedure after Removal Generally
Ettlin v. Harris
Problems 4-22-4-23
B.Challenging a Court's Subject Matter Jurisdiction
1.Direct Attack
2.Collateral Attack
Problems 4-24-4-25
C.Subject Matter Jurisdiction Review Problems
Problems 4-26-4-27
A.Venue in Federal Courts
1.The General Venue Statute:
U.S.C. S 1391
Subsection (b)(1) -Residence of Defendants
Subsection (b)(2) - Substantial Part of Events
First of Michigan Corp. v. Bramlet
Problems 5-1-5-3
Subsection (b)(3)-Fallback Provision
Problems 5-4-5-5
Subsections (c)(2) and (d) -Residence of Corporate and Noncorporate Entities
Problems 5-6-5-7
Problem 5-8
2.Transfer of Venue in Federal Court
Skyhawke Technologies, LLC v. DECA International Corp.
Graham v. Dyncorp International, Inc.
Contents note continued: A Note on Transfer When Originating Court Lacks Personal Jurisdiction
Problems 5-9-5-10
A Note on Multidistrict Litigation
A Note on Forum-Selection Clauses
Atlantic Marine Construction Co., Inc. v. United States District Court
Problems 5-11-5-12
B.Forum Non Conveniens
Piper Aircraft Co. v. Reyno
A Note on an Available Alternate Forum
A Note on Forum Non Conveniens in State Courts
Problems 5-13-5-15
C.Venue, Transfer, and Forum Non Conveniens Review Problems
Problems 5-16-5-17
A.The Law to Be Applied in Federal and State Courts
B.The Erie Doctrine: The Law to Be Applied in Diversity and Supplemental Jurisdiction Cases
1.A Brief History of the Pre-Erie Landscape
2.The Demise of "Federal General Common Law"
Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins
Problems 6-1-6-2
C.A Survey of the Three-Track Approach to the Erie Doctrine
Contents note continued: 1.Is There a Conflict?
2.Is the Federal Law Valid?
Track One: The Validity of Federal Procedural Statutes
Track Two: The Validity of Formal Federal Procedural Rules
Track Three: The Validity of Judge-Made Procedural Law
D.Three Tracks of Analysis: Procedural Statutes, Formal Rules, and Judge-Made Laws
1.Track One: Federal Statutes and the Supremacy Clause
a.The Standard Model
Stewart Organization, Inc. v. Ricoh Corp.
Problems 6-3-6-4
b.A Variation on Track One: The Continuing Validity of "Specialized" Federal Common Law
Problem 6-5
2.Track Two: The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
Sibbach v. Wilson 6 Co., Inc.
Problem 6-6
A Note on the Omnipresence of Erie
Hanna v. Plumer [Part I]
Problems 6-7-6-8
Shady Grove Orthopedic Associates, P.A. v. Allstate Insurance Co.
Problems 6-9-6-11
Contents note continued: 3.Track Three: Federal Procedural Common Law
Guaranty Trust Co. v. York
Problem 6-12
A Note on Byrd and Refining the Erie/​York Formula
Problem 6-13
Hanna v. Plumer [Part II]
Problems 6-14-6-15
Gasperini v. Center for Humanities, Inc.
A Note on Federal Law in State Courts
Problems 6-16-6-17
E.Erie Review Problems
Problems 6-18-6-20
A.Pragmatic Preliminary-Devising a Discovery Plan
B.The Scope of Formal Discovery
1.Discovery Relevance
Problems 7-1-7-2
2.Privilege
Jaffee v. Redmond
Problem 7-3
Upjohn Company v. United States [Parts I and II]
Problem 7-4
3.The Work-Product Doctrine
Hickman v. Taylor
Upjohn Company v. United States [Part III]
Problems 7-5-7-6
A Note on Information Obtained from Experts
Contents note continued: C.The Formal Discovery Process in Federal Court
1.Mandatory Conference and Mandatory Disclosures
a.The Discovery Conference
b.Mandatory Disclosure
Advance Financial Corp. v. Utsey
2.Methods to Discover Additional Materials
a.Depositions
b.Interrogatories
c.Requests for Production and Inspection
Problem 7-7
d.E-Discovery
Wood v. Capital One Services, LLC
e.Physical and Mental Examinations
Schlagenhauf v. Holder
Problems 7-8-7-9
f.Requests for Admissions
g.Discovery Related to Experts
Problem 7-10
h.Duty to Supplement or Correct
i.Protective Orders, Motions to Compel, and Sanctions
Seattle Times Co. v. Rhinehart
A Note on Federal Discovery to Assist Foreign and International Tribunals
D.Discovery Review Problem
Problem 7-11
Contents note continued: A.Precursors to Modern Joinder: Joinder at Common Law, Equity, and Under the Codes
1.Joinder at Common Law
2.Joinder in Equity
3.Joinder Under the Codes
B.Joinder of Claims by Plaintiffs and Defendants Under the Federal Rules
1.Claims and Counterclaims
Problems 8-1-8-2
Law Offices of Jerris Leonard, P.C. v. Mideast Systems, Ltd.
Burlington Northern Railroad Co. v. Strong
A Note on Supplemental Jurisdiction and Counterclaims
Hart v. Clayton-Parker and Associates, Inc.
Problem 8-3
A Note on Parallel Federal Proceedings
2.Crossclaims
Rainbow Management Group, Ltd. v. Atlantis Submarines Hawaii, L.P.
Harrison v. M.S. Carriers, Inc.
Problem 8-4
C.Permissive Joinder of Parties by Plaintiffs
Exxon Mobil Corp. v. Allapattah Services, Inc.
Problems 8-5-8-8
Contents note continued: A Note on the Real-Party-in-Interest Requirement
D.Joinder of Parties by Defendants
1.Joinder of Third Parties Under Rule 13(h)
Schoot v. United States
Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co. v. Quantum Chemical Corp.
Problems 8-9-8-10
2.Joinder of Third Parties Under Rule 14
Wallkill 5 Associates II v. Tectonic Engineering, P.C.
Problem 8-11
Guaranteed Systems, Inc. v. American National Can Co.
Problem 8-12
E.Intervention by Absentees
Great Atlantic 6 Pacific Tea Co. v. Town of East Hampton
Problems 8-13-8-14
Mattel, Inc. v. Bryant
Problem 8-15
F.Interpleader
Indianapolis Colts v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore
Problems 8-16-8-17
Geler v. National Westminster Bank USA
Problems 8-18-8-19
Contents note continued: G.Compulsory Joinder
1.Rule 19(a)(1)
Temple v. Synthes Corp., Ltd.
A Note on the "Complete Relief" Clause of Rule 19(a)(1)(A)
Problem 8-20
Maldonado-Vinas v. National Western Life Ins. Co.
A Note on the Feasibility of Joinder
2.Rule 19(b)
Provident Tradesmens Bank Trust Co. v. Patterson
Problems 8-21-8-23
H.Joinder of Claims and Parties Review Problem
Problem 8-24
A.Constitutional Limitations on the Use of Class Actions
1.Adequate Representation
Hansberry v. Lee
2.Notice and Right to Appear or Opt Out
Phillips Petroleum Co. v. Shutts
Problem 9-1
B.Federal Subject Matter Jurisdiction
1.Ordinary Class Actions
Problem 9-2
2."CAFA" Class Actions and Mass Actions
a.The Federal Court's Original Jurisdiction
b.Cases Removed from State Courts
c.Exceptions to the Federal Court's Jurisdiction
Contents note continued: d.Nonreliance on CAFA
e.Mass Actions
f.The Impact of CAFA
Problems 9-3-9-4
C.Requirements for Bringing a Federal Class Action Under Rule 23
1.Satisfying the Prerequisites of Rule 23(a)
Chandler v. Southwest Jeep-Eagle, Inc.
A Note on Class Certification
A Note on Class Actions and the Statute of Limitations
Problem 9-5
Robidoux v. Celani
A Note on Subclasses
Problems 9-6-9-7
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes [Part I]
2.Satisfying Rule 23(b)(1), (2), or (3)
a.Rule 23(b)(1)(A) and (B)
Boggs v. Divested Atomic Corp.
In re Telectronics Pacing Systems, Inc.
Problems 9-8-9-9
A Note on Settlement Classes
b.Rule 23(b)(2)
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes [Part II]
A Note on the Preclusive Effect of Class Action Judgments
Problems 9-10-9-12
c.Rule 23(b)(3)
Contents note continued: i.Predominance
ii.Superiority
iii.Four Non-exhaustive Factors
iv.Notice to Class Members
Hanlon v. Chrysler Corporation [Part I]
Problem 9-13
A Note on Enjoining Competing Actions
Problems 9-14-9-16
D.Settlement or Dismissal of Class Actions
Hanlon v. Chrysler Corp. [Part II]
Problem 9-17
E.Class Arbitration Waivers
AT&​T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion
F.Class Action Review Problem
Problem 9-18
A.Summary Judgment
1.Introduction
2.The Basic Requirements for Summary Judgment
a.Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 56
b.Foundational Cases
Anderson v. Liberty Lobby, Inc.
Problem 10-1
Celotex Corporation v. Catrett
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. v. Zenith Radio Corp.
Problems 10-2-10-3
3.Summary Judgment for the Plaintiff
Problem 10-4
Contents note continued: Johnson v. Tuff N Rumble Management, Inc.
Problem 10-5
4.Summary Judgment Sua Sponte
Goldstein v. Fidelity and Guaranty Insurance Underwriters, Inc.
Problems 10-6-10-8
B.Default Judgments
Rogers v. Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Co.
Problem 10-9
C.Dismissal of Actions
1.Voluntary Dismissal
Problem 10-10
2.Dismissal for Failure to Prosecute
Problems 10-11-10-12
3.Dismissal as a Judicial Sanction
Problem 10-13
D.Adjudication Without Trial Review Problem
Problem 10-14
A.The Pretrial Conference
B.The Right to a Trial by Jury
Beacon Theatres, Inc. v. Westover
Problems 11-1-11-2
Chauffeurs, Teamsters &​ Helpers Local No. 391 v. Terry
Problem 11-3
Markman v. Westview Instruments, Inc.
Problem 11-4
A Note on the Composition of Juries
Contents note continued: A Note on the Ongoing Debate over the Jury System
C.Jury Instructions and Verdicts
Mitchell v. Gonzales
Problem 11-5
A Note on Verdicts
Problem 11-6
D.Motions for Judgment as a Matter of Law
Honaker v. Smith
Problem 11-7
Weisgram v. Marley Co.
E.Motions for a New Trial
Tesser v. Board of Education
F.Trial Review Problem
Problem 11-8
A.Overview and Basic Terminology
B.The Timing of an Appeal
1.Final Decisions and the Collateral-Order Doctrine
Cohen v. Beneficial Industrial Loan Corp.
Mohawk Industries, Inc. v. Carpenter
Problem 12-1
Quackenbush v. Allstate Insurance Co.
Problems 12-2-12-4
A Note on Appealability Under State Law
2.Statutory Exceptions to the Final Decision Rule
a.Interlocutory Appeals Under 5 1292(a)(1)
Contents note continued: Carson v. American Brands, Inc.
Problem 12-5
b.Interlocutory Appeals Under S 1292(b)
Ahrenholz v. Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Problem 12-6
c.Review Under the All Writs Act
Will v. United States
Silver Sage Partners, Ltd. v. United States District Court
Problem 12-7
d.Certification Under Rule 54(b)
Olympia Hotels Corp. v. Johnson Wax Development Corp.
C.Standards of Review on Appeal
Questions Involving District-Court Discretion
Questions of Fact
Questions of Law
Mixed Questions of Law and Fact
Pullman-Standard v. Swint
Cooper Industries, Inc. v. Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.
Problems 12-8-12-9
D.Review in the U.S. Supreme Court
1.Section 1253
2.Section 1254
3.Section 1257
Redrup v. New York
Contents note continued: a.The Final-Judgment Rule
Cox Broadcasting Corp. v. Cohn
Flynt v. Ohio
Problems 12-10-12-13
b.Federal Question Raised and Decided
Cardinale v. Louisiana
A Note on the Adequate and Independent State Ground Doctrine
c.The Highest State Court in Which a Decision Could Be Had
E.Appeals Review Problem
Problem 12-14
A.Claim Preclusion or Res Judicata
1.The Same Claim
Porn v. National Grange Mutual Insurance Co.
Los Angeles Branch NAACP v. Los Angeles Unified School District
A Note on Continuing Conduct
Problems 13-1-13-2
A Note on Intersystem Preclusion
State-to-State
State-to-Federal
Federal-to-State
Problem 13-3
2.Final, Valid, and on the Merits
a.Finality
Federated Department Stores, Inc. v. Moitie
Problems 13-4-13-5
b.Validity
c.On the Merits
Problems 13-6-13-7
Contents note continued: 3.Same Parties and Persons Who Should Be Treated as Such
Taylor v. Sturgell
Problems 13-8-13-11
B.Issue Preclusion or Collateral Estoppel
1.Same Issue
Commissioner of Internal Revenue v. Sunnen
Some Further Thoughts on the Dimensions of an Issue
Lumpkin v. Jordan
A Note on Foreseeability-The Evergreens Problem
Problems 13-12-13-14
2.Actually Litigated
Problem 13-15
3.Decided and Necessary
Cunningham v. Outten
Problems 13-16-13-17
A Note on Potential Exceptions Based on the Nature of the Prior Proceedings
A Note on Alternative Determinations
Aldrich v. State of New York
4.Same Parties: The Principles of Mutuality and Nonmutuality
Bernhard v. Bank of America National Trust &​Savings Association
Problem 13-18
Parklane Hosiery Co., Inc. v. Shore
Contents note continued: Notes and Questions
Smith v. Bayer Corporation
A Note on Nonmutuality and Intersystem Preclusion
C.Claim and Issue Preclusion Review Problems
Problems 13-19-13-20.

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