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The present volume is intended to develop and disclose the rational basis for the main principles of practice employed in the trial of civil actions at law. Recourse has been had to the whole body of American case law, and the choice of cases has been determined by the clearness with which the court has shown a logical justification for the decision made. By this means it is hoped that the book will help the student to analyze and understand the methods by which courts solve problem of practice, to appreciate the comparative value, importance and bearing of the different elements involved, and to form sound notions of the underlying principles governing the complex field of modern court procedure.

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Case law, Casebooks, Trial practice, Procedure, Summons, Appearance, Continuance, Juries, Interrogatories, Verdicts


Civil Procedure | Legal Education

Cases on Procedure, Annotated: Trial Practice