This third edition includes several significant recent decisions from the Supreme Court, including those addressing corporate citizenship for purposes of diversity jurisdiction (Hertz Corp. v. Friend, 130 S. Ct. 1181 (2010)), the Erie/Hanna doctrine (Shady Grove Orthopedic Assocs., P.A. v. Allstate Ins. Co., 130 S. Ct. 1431 (2010)), pleading standards under Rule 8 (Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 129 S. Ct. 1937 (2009)), compulsory party joinder (Republic of Philippines v. Pimentel, 553 U.S. 851 (2008), the relation back of amendments (Krupski v. Costa Crociere, S.p.A., 130 S. Ct. 2485 (2010)), and preclusion doctrine (Taylor v. Sturgell, 553 U.S. 880 (2008)). This edition also incorporates the 2009 time computation amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, as well as the 2010 amendments to Rules 8, 26, and 56. Finally, this edition includes recent cases addressing the topic of preservation and spoliation in litigation (Pension Committee v. Banc of America Securities, 685 F. Supp. 2d 456 (S.D.N.Y. 2010), Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. v. Cammarata, 688 F. Supp. 2d 598 (S.D. Tex. 2010)). The casebook features a novel visual display and layout that uses text boxes, diagrams, and color/border segregated feature sections for hypotheticals, references to scholarly debates, useful information for students, and thought-provoking questions. A major distinguishing feature of the book is its inclusion of an accompanying electronic version with extensive hyperlinks to Westlaw versions of legal materials, Black’s Law Dictionary definitions, supplementary online resources, and more.