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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 Groups 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