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Forms of Action

Origin Of The Forms Of Action, Real Actions, Personal Actions, Forms Of Action In The United States

The old common-law patterns for different kinds of lawsuits.

A plaintiff could start an action only if it was possible to state the claim in words that followed one of the forms. The forms of action governed all COMMON-LAW PLEADING.

FURTHER READINGS

Gordley, James. 2000. "The Common Law in the Twentieth Century: Some Unfinished Business." California Law Review 88 (December).

Hazard, Geoffrey C., Jr. 1988. "Forms of Action Under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure." Notre Dame Law Review 63 (winter).

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