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Matthew Bender Practice Guide: Federal Pretrial Civil Procedure in California
Kendall, Seeborg, Shartsis, Smith
Copyright 2016, Matthew Bender & Company, Inc., a member of the LexisNexis Group.
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Drafting the Summons and Complaint
Richard Kendall;Richard Seeborg;Mary Jo Shartsis;Fern M. Smith
This chapter discusses the drafting of the summons and complaint. The chapter provides checklists for drafting summons, complaints, and other documents. It also explains the format requirements and local practice of each district. The chapter includes several sample forms, including: sample format of complaint; statement of supplemental jurisdiction; statement of claim based on state law; statement of claim based on federal statute; summons; and local district court forms.
Matthew Bender Practice Guide: Federal Pretrial Civil Procedure in California (Matthew Bender) guides attorneys through the pretrial process, from determining where to file a case to immediately before trial. It offers extensive coverage of local rules, checklists, forms, and cross-references to relevant content such as Moore's Federal Practice.
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RELATED CHAPTERS: (View)
See also Chapter 7 Service of Summons and Chapter 5 Formatting, Serving, and Filing Papers.
OTHER RELATED PUBLICATIONS:
See California Federal Civil Rules with Local Practice Commentary (Matthew Bender) for analysis on the local rules for each of the four California federal district courts, as well as the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
See Moore's AnswerGuide Federal Pretrial Civil Litigation (Matthew Bender) for answers to basic questions about federal pretrial practice and procedure, from forum selection, through pleading, discovery, and pretrial motions.
See Federal Litigation Guide (Matthew Bender) for coverage of federal civil procedure from the filing of the complaint through trial and appeal.