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Civil Procedure Before Trial CLAIMS AND DEFENSES (The Rutter Group California Practice Guide)

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Brand: The Rutter Group
Copyright: 2012-2018
ISBN: 9781539276456
Publication frequency: Updated as changes in the law dictate
Update method: N/A

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Civil Procedure Before Trial CLAIMS AND DEFENSES (The Rutter Group California Practice Guide)


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Civil Procedure Before Trial CLAIMS AND DEFENSES, a companion title to The Rutter Group’s California Practice Guide: Civil Procedure Before Trial, is an essential guide to crafting a complaint or drafting a responsive pleading.

This go-to resource provides civil litigators in virtually all fields of practice with the essential elements, key defenses, and primary remedies for more than 50 frequently encountered claims. Each claim entry begins with a summary checklist, followed by a more detailed discussion that includes relevant caselaw, statutory and jury instruction cites, expert analysis, and practical advice. It also includes extensive cross-references to The Rutter Group's California Practice Guide series and other secondary authorities for more in-depth treatment of the subjects. Contents cover:

  • Harm to persons
  • Harm to economic interests
  • Harm to reputation and privacy interests
  • Fraud
  • Negligence
  • Product liability
  • Strict liability
  • Breach of contract
  • Intellectual property
  • Real property
  • Personal property
  • Employment
  • Consumer and civil rights


  • Specific, focused information on more than 50 causes of action
  • Jury instructions identified for each claim
  • Extensively cross-referenced to The Rutter Group's California Practice Guide Series
  • Easy-to-read checklists supplemented by detailed analyses, including pertinent caselaw and secondary sources
  • Comprehensive treatment of essential elements, relevant defenses, statutes of limitations, and remedies