01.30.2008 LPP 255 Class # 5

01.30.2008 LPP 255 Class # 5 - LPP 255 Ch 2 continued Last...

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LPP 255 – Ch. 2 continued Last class - Federal Jurisdiction/State Jurisdiction Today’s Agenda: finish jurisdiction (posted questions, 1 and 6 at end of chapter) start stages in a typical lawsuit (p. 43 chart), focus on motion practice and jury selection Assignment for Monday: Continue/Finish Chapter 2, be ready to discuss posted motion problem. 1 st Paper posted: 1/30 Due: 2/6
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Stages in a typical lawsuit Refer to table on p. 43 Main stages: -Pleadings -Discovery -Pre-trial -Trial -Post-trial
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Motion Practice Pre-trial, Trial, Post-trial Questions to ask -Who? -When? -What?
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Pre-trial motions Motion to Dismiss Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings Summary Judgment
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Trial Motions Directed Verdict Timing is tricky for directed verdict for both the plaintiff and defendant. Motion can be brought at any time during the trial. The directed verdict of the plaintiff with its burden of proof can only be put in after all of the evidence has been presented. Granted if party feels that other party has not proven its
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