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This is the premier practice-oriented guide to using the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, written by two leading experts including a former member of the Civil Rules Advisory Committee. No other resource provides this level of breadth, depth, and expertise in such a concise and easy-to-use format. For each rule, the authors explain in detail what the rule covers, how it works, how it has been interpreted by courts, and how it is used in practice. This title provides the most complete and current discussion possible; it is updated annually with new rule amendments, the latest caselaw, and emerging trends and issues integrated directly into the analysis. Extensive citations to current caselaw and the best foundational precedents allow users to quickly find relevant cases and determine local practice and interpretation. Special emphasis and expanded coverage is given to the topics that matter the most in practice, including pleading and amendments, motions to dismiss, discovery, and summary judgment.