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Wisconsin Civil Procedure Before Trial

Product ID: AE0166_SUB
Published By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE
ISBN: 978-1-57862-605-2

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Wisconsin Civil Procedure Before Trial will help you litigate your cases more effectively by walking you chronologically through the topics that typically arise during litigation. You’ll gain additional understanding with Civil Procedure’s nuts-and-bolts approach to complex issues and topics, which includes helpful checklists and practice pointers.

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Work effectively with step-by-step procedures

Wisconsin Civil Procedure Before Trial will help you litigate your cases more effectively by walking you chronologically through the topics that typically arise during litigation. You’ll gain additional understanding with Civil Procedure’s nuts-and-bolts approach to complex issues and topics, which includes helpful checklists and practice pointers.

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1,254+ pp.; 7th ed. 2020-21
2 volumes

(includes the 2021-22 supplement)

Summary of Contents

 

Volume I

1      Accepting a Litigation Client
Conflict-of-interest clearance; initial client conference; notice to client not accepted; fee agreements; fee recovery opportunities; fee splitting and referral fees; client trust accounts; substitution of counsel; frivolous claims and defenses

2      Venue, Statutes of Limitation,
and Other Initial Considerations
Parties; venue; statutes of limitation; justiciability; lis pendens

3      Jurisdiction
Subject-matter jurisdiction; personal jurisdiction; in rem/quasi in rem jurisdiction

4      Joinder of Parties and Claims
Joinder of claims and remedies; joinder of parties; third-party practice (impleader); interpleader; intervention; substitution of parties; class actions

5      Pleadings
General rules of pleading; complaint; answer; counterclaim; cross-claim; jury demand considerations; amendment and supplementation of pleadings

6      Service of Process
Importance of proper service; summons; service by publication; manner of service; proof of service; challenge of service; special service requirements

 


Volume II

7      Provisional Remedies and Declaratory Relief
Temporary restraining orders and temporary injunctions; receiverships; declaratory relief

8      Motion Practice
Noticed and ex parte motions; response to motions; hearings; court’s decision; motions for rehearing or reconsideration; specific motions (amend/supplement pleadings; change venue; substitute/disqualify judge; substitute parties; more definite statement; strike; motion in limine; discovery)

9      Termination Without Trial
Voluntary and involuntary dismissal; motion to dismiss; default judgment; failure to prosecute; judgment on the pleadings; summary judgment

10    Discovery
Objectives and uses; formal discovery; informal discovery; privileges and immunities; waiver; enforcement

11    Dispute Resolution Procedures
Alternative dispute resolution; medical mediation; statutory settlement offers

12    Case Management Procedures
Scheduling order; pretrial conferences; consolidation; severance

 

Table of Cases

Table of Statutes, Regulations, and Rules

Index

The 2021–22 supplement includes a number of changes such as:

·       Amendments to the Wisconsin Statutes under Wisconsin Supreme Court Order 20.07, 2021 WI 37, which pertains to electronic filing in the Wisconsin court system

·       A 2021 Wisconsin Supreme Court opinion discussing taxpayer standing to sue over expenditures of taxpayer funds and the standards for determining whether a justiciable controversy exists

·       Several 2021 Wisconsin Court of Appeals decisions discussing class-action certification and challenges to certification

·       A revised discussion of whether physicians should be compelled to disclose a party’s health-care records, and the scope of any disclosure, including two additional cases addressing the issue

 

·       A 2022 Wisconsin Supreme Court opinion about forfeiture in the arbitration context and timing for making objections in order to preserve them

 

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