Washington Law Review


In this article we present a new survey of the civil procedures of the fifty states and the District of Columbia. We seek to identify those jurisdictions that have systematically replicated the Federal Rules as the basis for practice before their civil courts. We also seek to identify states whose civil procedures are more loosely modeled on the Federal Rules, paying special attention to each state's procedural disparity from or conformity to the federal model for the pleading of a civil case.

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