The Understanding Series titles are treatises on a specific area of law. They provide an in-depth discussion of the area of law and could be called paperback hornbooks. This Understanding treatise includes complete, clearly-written analyses of personal and subject matter jurisdiction, the Erie doctrine, venue, former adjudication, pleading and practice, discovery, trial practice and trial advocacy and post-trial practice and trial advocacy motions, appeal and remedies. New developments in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, including sweeping changes in Discovery and Rule 11 Certification, are completely integrated in the text. Extensive cross-referencing makes this a truly user-friendly companion to any Civil Procedure course.