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The last edition of this work was published in 1894. Since that time so many decisions upon important questions of Code Pleading have been reported that another edition has become necessary. To collect, cite, and classify these decisions with reference to the topics discussed in the text, and thus place them at the convenient disposal of members of the legal profession, as well as students of the law, has been the main purpose of the present editor. This required a large amount of space, but as the original text included considerable matter that was theoretical rather than of present practical value, as well as extended quotations that properly belonged in the notes, it has been possible to do much in the way of omission and condensation. At the same time everything essential to the subject has been included, and it is believed that the text as so amended presents a more concise and systematic view than in its original form.

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Code Pleading, Civil Procedure, Actions and Defenses, Remedies (Law)


Civil Procedure | Law


4th edition revised and enlarged by Thomas Bogle, Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School.

Code Remedies: Remedies and Remedial Rights by the Civil Action According to the Reformed American Procedure