CivProGuideOL(d)

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Unformatted text preview: Civ Pro-Arkin HOW TO APPROACH THE PERSONAL JURISDICTION QUESTION: .................. 3 Get your day in court: have people arguing who has better interest in it ....................... 3 A. PERSONAL JURISDICTION: ................................................................................... 4 1. Types of Personal Jurisdiction: ................................................................................ 4 2. LONG ARM STATUTES: First step in analysis: ................................................... 5 3. IN PERSONAM JURISDICTION: (TERRITORIAL JURISDICTION) .............. 6 4. LITIGATING JURISDICTION: Waiver, default or challenge? .......................... 10 5. REQUIREMENT OF NOTICE TO DEFENDANT AND METHODS OF SERVICE OF PROCESS: ........................................................................................ 11 Venue ........................................................................................................................ 20 6. CHANGING VENUE (CORRECT AND DEFECTIVE): ................................... 21 7. FORUM NON-CONVENIENS: DISCRETIONARY REFUSAL TO ACCEPT JURISDICTION: ...................................................................................................... 22 B. Subject Matter Jurisdiction in Federal courts: Restrictions on Courts of Limited Jurisdiction ..................................................................................................................... 23 1. Diversity of Citizenship ......................................................................................... 23 2. Federal Question Jurisdiction ................................................................................ 26 II. DEFINING THE DISPUTE: PLEADINGS ................................................................. 30 A. Plaintiffs Side: COMPLAINT .................................................................................. 30 1. Rule 7: Pleadings Allowed, form of motions. No demurrers. .............................. 30 2. Rule 8: General rules of pleadings (P, D & pleading in alternative) .................... 30 3. Rule 9: Special pleading requirements for fraud, mistake & special damages ONLY ........................................................................................................................ 31 4. Rule 10: Form of Pleadings (captions, paragraphs, references and exhibits ......... 32 5. Rule 11: Signing, Representations to Court, Sanctions ......................................... 33 B. Defendants Response ............................................................................................... 35 1. Rule 12: Defenses and Objections; when and how presented; pleading or motion- motion for judgment on the pleadings ....................................................................... 35 2. Rule 55: FAILURE TO ANSWER DEFAULT: ............................................... 37 3. Rule 8(b),(C), (d) : ANSWER ...................................................................................
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