Author: Jonathan Harr
Category: True Crime
This true story of an epic courtroom showdown, where two of the nation's largest corporations were accused of causing the deaths of children from water contamination, was a #1 national bestseller and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. Described as “a page-turner filled with greed, duplicity, heartache, and bare-knuckle legal brinksmanship by The New York Times, A Civil Action is the searing, compelling tale of a legal system gone awry—one in which greed and power fight an unending struggle against justice. Yet it is also the story of how one man can ultimately make a difference. Representing the bereaved parents, the unlikeliest of heroes emerges: a young, flamboyant Porsche-driving lawyer who hopes to win millions of dollars and ends up nearly losing everything, including his sanity. With an unstoppable narrative power reminiscent of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, A Civil Action is an unforgettable reading experience that will leave the reader both shocked and enlightened. A Civil Action was made into a movie starring John Travolta and Robert Duvall. From the Trade Paperback edition.
A Guide to Civil Adjudication in US Courts
Author: John Bilyeu Oakley,Vikram D. Amar,Vikram Amar
Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
This convenient description of civil procedure in the federal and state courts of the United States will be greatly welcomed by lawyers and legal scholars everywhere. Without going into deep analysis, the book covers every important feature of these legal systems, drawing on the expertise and experience of two well-versed practitioners. As well as the rules, policies, normative principles, and future trends, the authors cite recent cases affecting procedure. Areas covered include sources, judicial organization, exercise of the legal profession, jurisdiction, due process standards, rules of evidence, enforcement of judgements, arbitration, and much more.
2018-2019 Statutory Supplement with Resources for Study
Author: Stephen N. Subrin,Martha L. Minow,Mark S. Brodin,Thomas O. Main,Alexandra D. Lahav
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Including excerpts from the Restaements (Second) of Judgments, U.S. Constitution, U.S. Code, Transnational Rules of Civil Procedure, State Long -Arm and Venue Statutes, and Recent Supreme Court Case Law
Author: Ian Grainger,Michael Fealy
First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
As Amended to December 1, 2018
Author: National Institute for Trial Advocacy
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
This handy guide compiles the Federal Rules of Evidence for U.S. Courts and Magistrates, as amended through December 1, 2018.
Author: House, Committee on the Judiciary
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure December 1, 2016
A Critical Thinking Approach
Author: Katherine A. Currier,Thomas E. Eimermann
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
This comprehensive, intelligent overview covers all the key concepts addressed in a typical introduction to paralegal studies course and teaches students the basic skills necessary to understand statutes and court cases. The carefully organized, accessible text combines an introduction to law and legal concepts with practical information about what paralegals actually do in the legal system. A critical thinking approach introduces students to the study of law, encouraging them to interact with the materials through hypotheticals, examples, and well-designed questions. Introduction to Paralegal Studies: A Critical Thinking Approach is divided into four parts, reflecting the progression of an introductory course: Part I: Paralegals and the American Legal System; Part II: Substance of the Law; Part III: Legal Analysis and Research; Part IV: Paralegals and the Work World. Strong pedagogy includes ethics alerts, marginal definitions, Internet references, and legal reasoning exercises throughout the book. An excellent ancillary package is available to instructors, with a comprehensive Manual, in-depth test bank, and PowerPoint slides. The Fifth Edition features new developments incorporated throughout the text. New web exercises as well as new and updated assignments bring the text up to the minute. The chapters on Statutory Law and Court Opinions have been edited for greater clarity and comprehension. Features: comprehensive, intelligent overview of all the key concepts covered in a typical introductory course combines legal concepts with practical information about what paralegals actually do critical thinking approach introduces students to the study of law encourages interaction through hypotheticals, examples, and well-designed questions divided into four parts, reflecting the course Part I: Paralegals and the American Legal System Part II: Substance of the Law Part III: Legal Analysis and Research Part IV: Paralegals and the Work World teaches basic skills necessary to understand statutes and court cases strong pedagogy and well-organized format ethics alerts marginal definitions Internet references legal reasoning exercises throughout the book excellent ancillary package comprehensive Instructor s Manual in-depth test bank PowerPoint slides Thoroughly updated, the revised Fifth Edition presents: new web exercises new developments incorporated throughout this edition new and updated assignments chapters on Statutory Law and Court Opinions edited for greater clarity and comprehension
Political Space and Cultural Dissent
Author: Pascal Gielen
Civil society around the world is increasingly dealing with global questions, whereby it also begins to assume transnational forms of organisation. The arts, with their ability to project alternative realities and communicate ideas, can play a key role in addressing public and political problems. In looking at different platforms, activist groups, and new forms of citizens? initiatives, this book asks how cultural and art initiatives can both question and strengthen the civil domain. Social scientists, cultural theorists, activists, and artists explore how arts and culture can offer various strategies and forms of organisation for a locally rooted society in a globally connected context.
Author: JATINDRA KUMAR DAS
Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
The book written with a rich teaching experience of the author at National Law University and State University, attempts to critically analyse Indian High Court and Apex Court cases on the Law of Civil Procedure. It also evaluates the relation between statutory procedural law and case laws as subject. Most importantly, the book presents recent judgments of Supreme Court, particularly based on Post Amendment Acts of 1999 and 2002. Also, these cases have been analysed in addition to a critical examination of the radical and far reaching effect of the Code. This lucid and well-organised book is divided into five parts. Part I develops theoretical foundations of the readers on Civil Procedure Code. Part II demonstrates certain important issues on the (i) scope of jurisdiction of civil courts to entertain disputes, (ii) principles governing res sub judice, res judicata and foreign judgement, (iii) nature of powers exercised by civil courts in matters relating to place of suing, institution of suit, transfer of cases, withdrawal and compromise of suits, (iv) necessary conditions for first hearing, interim order, trial as well as special suits, (v) scope and ambit of law relating to pleadings, appearance and non-appearance of parties, discovery, inspection, production of documents, death, marriage, insolvency of parties, judgment and decrees. Part III explores various issues on appeals, reference, review and revision. In this part, an attempt has also been made to discuss different facets of law on first appeal, second appeals, appeals from orders, appeal by indigent persons, appeals to the Supreme Court. Part IV is devoted to discuss various principles on execution. Part V deals with miscellaneous issues on the Law of Civil Procedure and includes Appendix on the Law of Limitation. The book will prove useful to the students of LLB and LLM for their course study. Besides, the book will be of immense use to the professionals. Key Features • Written with case analysis method. • Contains an authoritative discussion on the complexity of the Second Appeal after its determination and re-determination since the British period. • Important Supreme Court and High Court decisions are examined and analysed critically.
Background, Statutes and Primer
Author: Irene Y. Capozzi
Publisher: Nova Publishers
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is perhaps the most prominent civil rights legislation enacted in modern times. The statute, which served as a model for subsequent anti-discrimination laws, greatly expanded civil rights protections in a wide variety of settings. Since Lyndon Johnson singed the act of 1964 many more civil rights statutes have been enacted and many others have been amended. The knowledge that can be gained from the articles in this book will be helpful in understanding the laws themselves, which have been included in their entirety.
A New Approach to Systemise and Compile the Status Quo of the Chinese Civil Law System
Author: Yiliang Dong,Hongyan Liu,Knut B. Pißler
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
In 2008 the Supreme People's Court (SPC) has promulgated the "Regulations on the Cause of Civil Action". The promulgation of the Regulations has significance in various regards. It clearly signals a new approach of the SPC to systemize and compile the status quo of the Chinese civil law system. The research compiled in this book is therefore going to the roots of the notion of law in China and to the relationship between claims arising from substantive law and the procedural arrangement to enforce these claims in civil procedure law.
Author: Gregor I. McGregor
Publisher: CRC Press
Amid all the laws and regulations on environmental protection and worker safety, what is the responsible business or landowner to do? What should the responsible consultant advise? Environmental Law and Enforcement provides you with a practical guide that takes the mystery out of environmental law and related land use controls. The author provides a synopsis of major environmental topics from A to Z and features citations to the major federal statutes in the United States Code (USC) and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) so you can easily find governing statutes and regulations. Special sections discuss the use of experts in case preparation and how to be an effective case witness. A checklist for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act is included. The book covers strategies to cope with landowner liability for hazardous waste, consultant liability for mistakes in hazardous waste site assessments, and guidelines for emergency managers to minimize legal liability. The section on insurance liability provides practical approaches to dealing with insurance companies on hazardous waste claims. The successful organization will manage for environmental protection as a corporate goal, and consequently stays ahead of new government requirements-away from lawyers and lawsuits-and ahead of the competition. Environmental Law and Enforcement gives you the tools you need to achieve this mission.