Wisconsin Civil Procedure Before Trial

Product ID: AK0166
Published By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE
ISBN: 978-1-57862-202-3

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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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1244+ pp.; 6th ed. 2017-2018
Includes 2018-2019 supplement
2 volumes

Summary of contents

  1. Accepting a Litigation Client
    Conflict-of-interest clearance; initial client conference; notice to client not accepted; fee agreements; fee recovery opportunities; fee splitting; 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
    Wisconsin and federal subject matter jurisdiction; personal jurisdiction; in rem/quasi in rem jurisdiction
  4. Joinder of Parties and Claims
    Joinder of claims and remedies; real party in interest; mandatory and permissive 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; amendment and supplementation of pleadings
  6. Service of Process
    Summons; personal and by publication; service by mail; proof of service; challenge of service; special service requirements
  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; more definite statement; strike; motion in limine)
  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 

Keep current with the latest supplements

The 2018-2019 supplement includes a number of changes such as:

  • A 2019 Wisconsin Supreme Court case stating whether the right to recovery of a contractual subrogee (an insurer) may include an award of attorney fees the subrogor would have been entitled to receive had it brought the lawsuit
  • The Wisconsin Supreme Court’s amendment of Wis. Stat. § 806.02, expanding the ability to obtain default judgments
  • A 2018 Wisconsin Supreme Court decision stating whether the statutory cap on noneconomic damages is constitutional
  • The current status of the Wisconsin Judicial Council’s response to the Wisconsin Legislature’s changes to discovery rules in 2017 Wis. Act 235

The 2016-2017 supplement reflects key legal developments, including several 2016 Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions regarding:

  • Whether personal service on the attorney general is sufficient to comply with statutory notice requirements
  • If mischarging an operating-while-intoxicated violation affects the circuit court’s competency or subject-matter jurisdiction
  • The made-whole doctrine and subrogation
  • The interest rate applied to an offer of settlement when the offer was made before the statute was amended but judgment was rendered after the statute was amended

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