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Beck Redden Partner Co-Authors Chapter in Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, Fourth Edition
March 27, 2017
Thomson Reuters has released Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, Fourth Edition in a joint venture with the American Bar Association Section of Litigation. Among the 296 principal authors of the 153 chapters in the Fourth Edition there are 27 judges and many of the best known commercial litigators in the United States, including Beck Redden Partner David J. Beck. Mr. Beck co-authored Chapter 36, “Jury Selection.”
It is estimated that the principal authors and their law firms invested more than $80 million of their own billable time in working on this treatise and their efforts and commitment are reflected in the comprehensiveness and accessibility of the Fourth Edition content. The treatise is a step-by-step practice guide that covers every aspect of a commercial case, from the investigation and assessment that takes place at the inception, through pleadings, discovery, motions, trial, appeal, and enforcement of judgment. Great emphasis is placed on strategic considerations specific to commercial cases. This edition contains 25 new chapters, and 78 substantive law chapters covering the subjects most commonly encountered in commercial cases including securities, antitrust, banking, contracts, insurance, sale of goods, intellectual property, professional liability, business torts, franchising and many other business and commercial law topics. In addition, compensatory and punitive damages and other remedies are incorporated as well. An annually updated appendix contains an index as well as tables of all laws, rules, and cases.
The special features and categories of information in Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, Fourth Edition include in-depth text on law and procedure, strategies and client counseling sections, procedural and practice checklists, checklists of essential allegations and defenses, checklists of sources of proof of allegations and defenses, hundreds of pages of essential litigation forms and jury charges, and numerous cross-references.