Texas Civil Procedure

ebook Pre-Trial Litigation

By William V. Dorsaneo, III

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This coursebook explores both the practical and substantive aspects of Texas civil pre-trial litigation. The materials cover all aspects of the processing of a civil case up to the period immediately before trial. It addresses such issues as: • The attorney's relationship with the client (when to take a case, forming the contract, Interviewing and counseling the client); • When to file the suit (statutes of limitation and other pre-filing requirements); • Protecting the right to recover (emergency relief such as TROs, sequestration, garnishment, and attachment); • Deciding where to file the case (subject matter jurisdiction, personal jurisdiction, and venue); • Defining and shaping the case (pleading practices, joinder, and preclusion doctrines); • Obtaining relevant Information (scope of discovery and discovery devices); and • Non-trial resolutions (default, summary judgment, settlement, and alternative dispute resolution). All of the chapters have been updated to include new cases and changes in rules and statutes. In addition to cases and supplemental notes, Texas Civil Procedure: Pre-Trial Litigation includes sample pleadings and other documents to help students understand and apply the procedural rules. The text also includes thirty new sets of Practice Exercises--hypothetical problems that walk students through the application of the rules in increasingly complex situations. The eBook versions of this title feature links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.

Texas Civil Procedure