This compact eleventh edition of the popular casebook is designed for three- or four-credit civil procedure courses. It provides a framework for studying both the essential and the cutting-edge issues of civil procedure, while incorporating problems that test doctrinal understanding, foster case reading skills, and encourage a sense of litigation strategy. New Supreme Court cases have been integrated that impact critical areas of the curriculum. The casebook covers all of the major topics that a professor might wish to teach in a one-semester course of varied practical or theoretical emphases. A supplement provides important teaching material, including all updated Federal Rules, the pleadings in Twombly and Iqbal, and state materials.