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CivPro_Outline14c - Civil Procedure Outline Table of...

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Civil Procedure Outline Table of Contents: a.General Exam Tips .................................................................................................................... 4 b.Jurisdiction Introduction ........................................................................................................... 4 c.SMJ-PJ-Venue Comparisons .................................................................................................... 4 d.Personal Jurisdiction (aka. Territorial Jurisdiction) ...................................................................................................................................................... 5 e.Subject Matter Jurisdiction ....................................................................................................... 8 i.Federal Question: Article III and §1331 ........................................................ 8 ii.Diversity Jurisdiction: §1332 ..................................................................... 10 iii.Supplemental Jurisdiction: §1367 ............................................................. 12 iv.Removal: §1441 ...................................................................................... 13 f.Venue ....................................................................................................................................... 14 i.Venue – Structure of §1391 ....................................................................... 14 ii.Transfer and Choice of Law (aka. Change of Venue) .................................. 14 iii.Forum Non Conveniens ........................................................................... 15 g.ERIE ........................................................................................................................................ 16 h.Relief ....................................................................................................................................... 18 i.Joinder Basics (Diagram) ......................................................................................................... 19 j.Joinder ...................................................................................................................................... 20 i.“Quickie” Exam Flow ................................................................................ 20 ii.Joinder Rules in Detail ............................................................................. 22 iii.Class Actions ......................................................................................... 27 k.Discovery ................................................................................................................................ 30 i.Scope of Discovery ................................................................................... 30 ii.Disclosures ............................................................................................. 32 iii.Experts .................................................................................................. 32 iv.Discovery Tools ...................................................................................... 33 l.Pre-Trial Activities .................................................................................................................. 35 i.Pre-Trial Conferencing .............................................................................. 35 ii.Giving the Judge the Boot ........................................................................ 35 iii.Pre-Trial Claim Resolutions ..................................................................... 35 m.Trial Phase ............................................................................................................................. 40 i.Right to Jury Trial ..................................................................................... 40 ii.Jury Selection ......................................................................................... 42 iii.Trial ...................................................................................................... 42 n.Appeal ..................................................................................................................................... 44 o. Estoppel (Claim & Issue Preclusion) ..................................................................................... 46 i.Res Judicata (Claim Preclusion) ................................................................. 46 ii.Collateral Estoppel (Issue Preclusion) ....................................................... 50 iii.Other Preclusion Related Rules ............................................................... 53 p. Rules and Pleadings ............................................................................................................... 56 i.Federal Rules of Civil Procedure ................................................................ 56 Rules 1, 2, 3 ............................................................................................. 56 Rule 4 - Summons ...................................................................................... 56 Rule 5 (skim) – Serving and Filing Pleadings ................................................ 56 Rule 6 (skim) – Time ................................................................................... 56 b50ea706d0ae83950377491a0e8aba83ac3cdfdd.doc Page 1 of 71
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Rule 7 – Pleadings Allowed; Form of Motions ............................................... 56 Rule 8 – General Rules of Pleading .............................................................. 57 Rule 9 – Pleading Special Matters ............................................................... 57 Rule 10 - Form of Pleadings ........................................................................ 57 Rule 11 – Sanctions .................................................................................... 57 Rule 12 – Defenses and Objections .............................................................. 57 Rule 13 - Counterclaims .............................................................................. 59 Rule 14 - Impleader .................................................................................... 59 Rule 15 - Amended and Supplemental Pleadings ......................................... 59 Rule 16 - Conferences ................................................................................ 60 Rule 17 – Real Party in Interest ................................................................... 60 Rule 18 – Basic Joinder of Claims ................................................................. 60 Rule 19 – Compulsory Joinder of Parties ....................................................... 60 Rule 20 – Permissive Joinder ....................................................................... 60 Rule 22 – Rule Interpleader ......................................................................... 61 §1335 – Statutory Interpleader .................................................................... 61 Rule 23 – Class Actions ............................................................................... 61 Rule 24 – Intervention ................................................................................ 61 Rule 26 – Discovery .................................................................................... 61 Rule 30 – Oral Depositions .......................................................................... 61 Rule 31 – Written Depositions ..................................................................... 61 Rule 32 – Use of Depositions ....................................................................... 61 Rule 33 – Interrogatories ............................................................................ 61 Rule 34 – Production of Documents and Things ............................................ 61 Rule 35 – Mental or Physical Examination .................................................... 61 Rule 36 – Request for Admission ................................................................. 61 Rule 37 – Discovery Dispute Resolution ....................................................... 61 Rule 38 – Right to Jury Trial ........................................................................ 61 Rule 41 – Voluntary Dismissal ..................................................................... 62 Rule 42 – Consolidation; Separate Trials ...................................................... 62 Rule 54 – Judgments; Costs ......................................................................... 62 Rule 55 – Default Judgment ......................................................................... 62 Rule 56 – Summary Judgment ..................................................................... 62 Rule 60 – Setting Aside a Default Judgment ................................................. 62 Rule 68 – Settlement .................................................................................. 62 ii.Federal Rules Of Appellate Procedure ....................................................... 62 Rules 4 ..................................................................................................... 62 iii.Other Rules ........................................................................................... 64 Section §1983 ............................................................................................ 64 F.R. Evid. 606(b): Inquiry into validity of verdict or indictment ..................... 64 Restatement of Judgments (re: Claim and Issue Preclusion) .......................... 66 q.Appendix – Class Review of Jurisdiction for Midterm ......................................................... 68 r. Appendix – Test taking Tips from Delta Phi Outline ............................................................. 69 b50ea706d0ae83950377491a0e8aba83ac3cdfdd.doc Page 2 of 71
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DOCUMENT NOTES: Key: *** Barf taken from Cartier’s model exam answers **+ Barf modified slightly from Cartier’s.
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