Civil Procedure

975 ABA Journal articles on Civil Procedure.

Geoffrey Hazard, a ‘true giant in American law,’ dies at 88

Law professor and ethics expert Geoffrey Hazard died Thursday at the age of 88.

Hazard was an expert in civil procedure, judicial administration and legal ethics, according to an…

4th Circuit refuses to stop admission of transgender people in the military starting Jan. 1

The Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has refused the government’s request for a partial stay that would stop the admission of transgender recruits to the military starting…

Supreme Court says judge ruled on DACA document turnover too soon
The U.S. Supreme Court said Wednesday that a federal judge ruled too soon when he ordered document disclosure in lawsuits challenging the Trump administration’s decision to wind down a program protecting immigrants brought to the country illegally as minors.
In 5-4 decision, Supreme Court stays order requiring US to turn over more DACA documents
The U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily stayed a federal judge’s order requiring the government to turn over more documents regarding its decision to wind down a program protecting immigrants brought to the country illegally as children.
Justice Department left ‘incorrect impression’ in stay request, federal judge tells Supreme Court

A federal judge in San Francisco has filed an unusual statement with the U.S. Supreme Court that says the Justice Department left an “incorrect impression” in its request for a…

SeaWorld sanctions motion claims Covington recruited ‘puppet plaintiffs’ in consumer class action

SeaWorld contends in a sanctions motion that Covington & Burling should pay more than $1.9 million in attorney fees incurred by the park for defense of a “frivolous” class action…

9th Circuit allows part of third travel ban to take effect
A federal appeals court on Monday issued an order allowing President Donald Trump’s third travel ban to take effect against those who do not have a bona fide relationship to the United States.
Discover valuable information through interrogatories before deposition notice
Interrogatories ferret out the facts of an opponent’s case before giving notice about taking a deposition.
Market to manage electronic documents in a state of flux
Last year, more than 30 major e-discovery companies were acquired or merged, or they disappeared. To an outside observer, it looks like an industry that is shrinking or contracting. But at the same time, venture capital firms poured millions of dollars into startups and upstart companies offering technology to manage electronic documents in litigation. It’s enough to make lawyers wonder: Is it an industry in decline or on the rise?
Sessions blasts judges issuing nationwide injunctions, calls them ‘super-legislators’
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday criticized judges who have issued nationwide injunctions that blocked Trump administration policies, calling the judges “super-legislators for the entire United States.”
Missouri appeals court tosses $72M talcum powder verdict, says suit was filed in wrong state

A $72 million verdict in a suit contending that talcum powder causes cancer has been overturned as a result of a U.S. Supreme Court decision in June that limited the…

Injured police officer can’t sue Black Lives Matter or its hashtag, judge rules

A federal judge in Louisiana has ruled that Black Lives Matter is a social movement, rather than an entity, and it cannot be sued.

The decision by U.S.…

NFL seeks to reinstate suspension for Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott

The NFL is seeking to reinstate a six-game suspension imposed by an arbitrator against Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.

The NFL is asking U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant…

Law Practice: A Natural Successor
Court limits where plaintiffs can bring claims in three rulings

This Supreme Court term turned out to be important for civil procedure, with three significant rulings on personal jurisdiction—when a court has control of the particular parties in a case.

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