Articles Tagged Civil Procedure

Kevin M. Clermont, Sequencing the Issues for Judicial Decisionmaking: Limitations from Jurisdictional Primacy and Intrasuit Preclusion

63 Fla. L. Rev. 301 (2011)| |  | | ABSTRACT :: This Article treats the order of decision on multiple issues in a single case. That order can be very important, with a lot at stake for the court, society, and parties. Generally speaking, although the parties can control which issues they put before a judge, […]

Andrew Blair-Stanek, Twombly is the Logical Extension of the Mathew v. Eldridge Test for Discovery

62 Fla. L. Rev. 1 (2010) |   |   |   | ABSTRACT :: The Supreme Court’s 2007 decision in Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly has baffled and mystified both practitioners and scholars, casting aside the well-settled rule for evaluating motions to dismiss in favor of an amorphous “plausibility” standard. This Article argues that […]

Lisa Eichhorn, Sense of Disentitlement: Frame-Shifting and Metaphor in Ashcroft v. Iqbal

62 Fla. L. Rev. 951 (2010) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Judicial opinions analyzing civil procedure issues are unlikely sources of rich imagery. Recent legal scholarship on metaphor has focused on sexier areas of the law, such as constitutional interpretation or the regulation of new technologies. Nevertheless, beneath the superficially arid terrain of civil […]

C. Douglas Floyd, In Honor of Walter O. Weyrauch: Three Faces of Supplemental Jurisdiction after the Demise of United Mine Workers V. Gibbs

60 Fla. L. Rev. 277 (2008) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: In United Mine Workers v. Gibbs, the Supreme Court rejected the narrow “cause of action” test announced in Hurn v. Oursler for what was then termed pendent-claim jurisdiction in favor of a broader “common nucleus of operative fact” standard. In subsequent cases, the […]

Christopher R. Leslie, The Significance of Silence: Collective Action Problems and Class Action Settlements

59 Fla. L. Rev. 71 (2007) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: When the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure first provided for a class action vehicle, hopes were high that individuals would be able to act collectively to hold corporations liable for small injuries imposed upon large numbers of victims. But after almost forty years […]

Dustin G. Hall, Constitutional Law: What to Do When a State Fails to Take Notice that its Notice has Failed?

59 Fla. L. Rev. 453 (2007) | | | | TEXT :: After Petitioner paid off his mortgage, his annual property taxes went unpaid. Respondent, Commissioner of State Lands, subsequently certified Petitioner’s property as delinquent. Under the applicable state statute, Respondent sent, via certified mail, a notice of delinquency to Petitioner’s property. The notice indicated […]