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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….

“The cases have been very freely edited, and everything not germane to the subject for which the case was chosen has been omitted….” --Preface

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Trial practice, Trials, Trial courts, Juries, Jury instructions, Casebooks


Civil Procedure | Courts | Legal Education | Legal Profession | Litigation | Torts


Alternative title: Sunderland's Cases on Procedure.

Cases on Procedure: The Series. The present volume, on Trial Practice, is the first of a series of case-books which the editor hopes to prepare for the use of law students, covering the broad subject of Procedure….” --Introductory note to Series.

Cases on Procedure, Annotated. Trial Practice