Complex Litigation

Problems in Advanced Civil Procedure


Author: Jay Tidmarsh,Roger H. Trangsrud

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781566628853

Category: Law

Page: 304

View: 3925

Offers concepts of and insights into the forms and functions of complex litigation issues, including their implications. Helps students in such courses to review and study, as well as serves as a reference book for students once they are in practice.

A Documentary Companion to Storming the Court


Author: Brandt Goldstein,Rodger Citron,Molly Beutz Land

Publisher: Aspen Publishers


Category: Law

Page: 273

View: 2695

A Documentary Companion to Storming the Court, using key litigation documents, leads the reader through the high-profile lawsuit chronicled in Storming the Court, a nonfiction title by Brandt Goldstein that tracks the lawsuit filed by human rights lawyers and Yale law students on behalf of Haitian refugees detained at the American Navy base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Following in the tradition of books such as The Buffalo Creek Disaster and A Civil Action, Storming the Court is an engaging, easy-to-read account of a complex civil trial in which law students play many of the key roles. Meticulously documented to make moving between the original book and the companion trouble-free, this lively, accessible book will provoke energetic discussion and debate among your students. Suitable for use in any civil procedure course, the documentary companion: Uses the real case to illustrate a wide array of important legal concepts , particularly those taught in first-year civil procedure Includes key litigation documents and other original materials from the case along with notes, comments, hypotheticals, and questions that serve as excellent teaching tools Features photos of the key characters in the lawsuit and of the naval base at Guantanamo Bay, which further enhances the realism for students What better way to bring litigation to life for your students and help them understand what the concepts and rules look like in practice than to follow a complex trial step-by-step. A Documentary Companion to Storming the Court takes a gripping and extremely readable book and turns it into a powerful teaching tool.

Life Care Planning and Case Management Handbook, Third Edition


Author: Roger O. Weed

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439828458

Category: Medical

Page: 872

View: 450

Life Care Planning and Case Management Handbook, Second Edition brings together the many concepts, beliefs, and procedures regarding life care plans into one state-of-the-art publication. This second edition of a bestseller is focused on prioritizing and managing the spectrum of services for people with serious medical problems and their families. Keeping up with advances in the field, this is the most comprehensive reference for everyone concerned with coordinating, evaluating, assessing, and monitoring care.

Tort Law and the Legislature

Common Law, Statute and the Dynamics of Legal Change


Author: T.T. Arvind,Jenny Steele

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1782250557

Category: Law

Page: 546

View: 4610

The study of the law of tort is generally preoccupied by case law, while the fundamental impact of legislation is often overlooked. At a jurisprudential level there is an unspoken view that legislation is generally piecemeal and at best self-contained and specific; at worst dependent on the whim of political views at a particular time. With a different starting point, this volume seeks to test such notions, illustrating, among other things, the widespread and lasting influence of legislation on the shape and principles of the law of tort; the variety of forms of legislation and the complex nature of political and policy concerns that may lie behind their enactment; the sometimes unexpected consequences of statutory reform; and the integration not only of statutory rules but also of legislative policy into the operation of tort law today. The apparently sharp distinction between judicially created private law principles, and democratically enacted legislative rules and policies, is therefore questioned, and it is argued that to describe the principles of the law of tort without referring to statute is potentially highly misleading. This book shows that legislation is important not only because of the way it varies or replaces case law, but because it also deeply influences the intrinsic character of that law, providing some of its most familiar characteristics. The book provides the first extended interpretation of legislative intervention in the law of tort. Each of the chapters, by leading tort scholars, deals with an aspect of the influence of legislation on the law of tort. While the nature, sources and extent of legislative influence in personal injury law is an essential feature of the collection, other significant areas of tort law are explored, including tort in the context of commercial law, labour law, regulation and the welfare state. Essays on the Compensation Act 2006 and Human Rights Act 1998 bring the current state of the interplay between tort, politics and legislation to the forefront. In all of these contexts, contributors explore the deeper lessons that can be learned about the nature of the law of tort and its changing role and functions over time. Cited with approval in the Singapore Court of Appeal by VK Rajah JA in See Toh Siew Kee vs Ho Ah Lam Ferrocement (Pte) Ltd and others, [2013] SGCA 29

Psychiatrists and the Legal Process

Diagnosis and Debate : [a Collection of Articles Published in Psychiatric Annals, 1973-77]


Author: Richard J. Bonnie

Publisher: N.A


Category: Civil rights

Page: 350

View: 6934

Law, Hermeneutics and Rhetoric


Author: Professor Francis J Mootz III

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409481921

Category: Law

Page: 492

View: 5907

Mootz offers an antidote to the fragmentation of contemporary legal theory with a collection of essays arguing that legal practice is a hermeneutical and rhetorical event that can best be understood and theorized in those terms. This is not a modern insight that wipes away centuries of dogmatic confusion; rather, Mootz draws on insights as old as the Western tradition itself. However, the essays are not antiquarian or merely descriptive, because hermeneutical and rhetorical philosophy have undergone important changes over the millennia. To "return" to hermeneutics and rhetoric as touchstones for law is to embrace dynamic traditions that provide the resources for theorists who seek to foster persuasion and understanding as an antidote to the emerging global order and the trend toward bureaucratization in accordance with expert administration, violent suppression, or both.

The Trial Lawyer

What it Takes to Win


Author: David Berg

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590315897

Category: Law

Page: 307

View: 329

"Each arena has its Michael Jordan. In the courtroom, it is David Berg. And Berg has taken this natural talent and time-honed skill to a new level as he unlocks certain secrets that have catapulted him to the top of his profession. What most have considered his "magic," he explains as common sense practice. This book should be a required text at every law school. Those in the legal profession should not just read this, they should study it. The difference it will make in case results more than pays for the book, over and over again." W. Mark Lanier, The Lanier Law Firm, Houston, TX "My father made his living as a lawyer. My elder brother used to practice his cross-examination technique on me and thus rose to be Australia's attorney-general. It might be said that I grew up with the law. But I can swear on a stack of bibles that I have never read a book about the nuts and bolts of forensic skill, about how to win cases and influence judges and juries, as expert, perceptive, precise and, often, as outright funny as David Berg's. I hope that I never need the professional services to which his book is a guide, but if I do I pray my defender will have read and memorized every last word of it." Robert Hughes, Author of the Fatal Shore Former art critic of Time magazine "I think of David as a people's trial lawyer in the Clarence Darrow tradition. He has tried almost every type of case from murder to patent infringement. He has an ability to persuade jurors that is the equal of any practitioner I know. The Trial Lawyer shows how it can be done." Morris Dees, Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, AL "I wrote this book out of the fear that the great war stories of the next generation of trial lawyers would begin, `And then, I looked that mediator in the eyes and I said'...

Federal Courts Improvement Act of 1979

addendum to hearings before the Subcommittee on Improvements in Judicial Machinery of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Ninety-sixth Congress, first session on S. 677 and S. 678


Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Improvements in Judicial Machinery

Publisher: N.A


Category: Courts

Page: 94

View: 1576

FBI Charter Act of 1979, S. 1612

Hearings Before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Ninety-sixth Congress, First Session on S. 1612 ....


Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 1596

Out of the Closets and into the Courts

Legal Opportunity Structure and Gay Rights Litigation


Author: Ellen Ann Andersen

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472021574

Category: Political Science

Page: 308

View: 965

Over the past 30 years, the gay rights movement has moved from the margins to the center of American politics, sparking debate from bedroom to boardroom to battlefield. Out of the Closets and into the Courts analyzes recent gay rights cases and explores the complex relationship between litigation and social change. “An excellent book, enlightening and well-written. Out of the Closets and into the Courts should be highly useful in the classroom and of interest to a broad audience.” --Evan Gerstmann, Loyola Marymount University “A detailed historical analysis of changes in the law surrounding gay and lesbian relationships, Out of the Closets and into the Courts also breaks fresh ground in thinking about how and when law can be used to affect social change. The concept of a legal opportunity structure, which complements the concept of political opportunity structure, proves to be very useful in analyzing judicial changes in the law. A very impressive analysis.” --Mayer Zald, Professor Emeritus, University of Michigan “Ellen Andersen's book integrates sophisticated sociolegal theory and thorough empirical research into a compelling, insightful analysis of legal mobilization campaigns led by the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund. This study makes a significant contribution to scholarship about struggles over gay rights in the U.S. and about legal reform politics in general.” --Michael McCann, University of Washington Ellen Ann Andersen is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

Litigation News


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Actions and defenses

Page: N.A

View: 7264

Civil RICO Practice Manual


Author: Paul A. Batista

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 9780471538165

Category: Reference

Page: 360

View: 4939

Civil RICO Practice Manual, Second Edition, takes you from the basic concepts to specialized problems of a civil RICO case. the author walks you through every complex aspect, from early pleading stages through the appeals process. You'll not only see how to use RICO on the offensive, but also develop proven strategies you can use to defend against it at trial. and you'll learn new tactics that will still let you use the statute in a securities fraud lawsuit, even after the enactment of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. Plus, you'll receive insightful analyses of the eight major RICO cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, such as NOW v. SCHEIDLER. The book also gives you updated practice forms designed to give you complete, easy-to-understand guidance for handling all phases of a civil RICO action -- from the actual complaint and pretrial matters to settlement agreements and even appeal.

Software Licensing

Principles and Practical Strategies


Author: Michael Rustad

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195376196

Category: Law

Page: 785

View: 7329

Software Licensing: Principles and Practical Strategies provides practitioners with a comprehensive analysis of the concepts and methods of software licensing with an emphasis on the contract and intellectual-property interface of this process. Author Michael L. Rustad examines key clauses and negotiating points that both licensors and licensees confront in licensing software, as well as provides insight into the larger business implications of software-licensing strategies.