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January 28, 2022

ABA Litigation Section releases new edition of business and commercial guide

CHICAGO, Jan. 28, 2022 – The American Bar Association Litigation Section and Thomson Reuters released the new fifth edition of “Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts.”

The treatise is a comprehensive practice guide that covers every aspect of a commercial case, from the investigation and assessment that take place at the inception, through parties, pleadings, discovery, motions, trial, appeal and enforcement of judgment, with emphasis on strategic considerations specific to commercial cases.

The text from the fourth edition has been substantially expanded and revised, and the fifth edition contains 26 new chapters on cutting-edge topics such as artificial intelligence, climate change, corporate sustainability and ESG, political law, shareholder activism, space law, third-party litigation funding and virtual currencies. There also are chapters that cover the issues most often encountered in commercial cases, including securities, antitrust, banking, contracts, insurance, sale of goods, intellectual property, professional liability, business torts, franchising, alternative dispute resolution, remedies and more. Also included are chapters on the business of litigation practice (budgeting and controlling costs, fee arrangements, marketing to potential business clients, coordinating counsel, crisis management and litigation avoidance and prevention) and the professional growth and development of commercial litigators (teaching litigation skills and pro bono).

The numerous special features and categories of information in the fifth edition include strategies and client counseling sections, checklists and more than 1,000 pages of essential litigation forms and jury charges.

The chapters are written by many of the best-known commercial litigators and judges. “Their efforts and commitment are reflected in the comprehensiveness and accessibility of the Fifth Edition content,” said Beth L. Kaufman, chair of the ABA Litigation Section. ABA President Reginald M. Turner and Patricia Lee Refo, immediate past ABA president, chapter authors, jointly noted: “This treatise is unprecedented in many ways.”

“Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts” is available in hardcover and eBook through Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and legal professionals. It can be purchased here. ABA Litigation Section members save 20% off the retail price.

Editor’s note: Review copies of this book are available by emailing Robert L. Haig at [email protected]. If you publish a review of this book, please send tear sheets or a copy to Cecilia Kukenis, ABA Litigation Section, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.

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