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Federal courts under the Articles of Confederation

This is meeting with silence at history.stackexchange.com, so I'm trying it here: The ninth Article of Confederation establishes federal judicial jurisdiction in some cases, including "disputes and ...
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Punitive Damages in Default Cases

If a defendant does not answer a lawsuit he defaults. As a default litigant the defendant would be denied the right to argue the facts presented in the complaint. However, the default also acts to ...
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What is proper use of FRCP 59(e) motion to amend?

Several 12(b)(6) motions are granted over the course of a couple years. cc A 12(b)(6) motion against the last two claims is granted which created a final judgment. cc Can a FRCP 59(e) motion to amend ...
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fraudulent service of process

If someone sues me and sends their request for me to waive service of summons but sends the request via certified mail to my deceased cousin's house, we have same name, and my cousins widow tells me ...
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Converting a motion to dismiss to a motion for summary judgment under FRCP Rule 12(d)

This question concerns Rule 12(d) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: "Result of Presenting Matters Outside the Pleadings. If, on a motion under Rule 12(b)(6) or 12(c), matters outside the ...
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Appeal from District Court (in San Diego, CA) to a Bankruptcy Court ruling

If an appeal to a Bankruptcy Court ruling on an adversary proceeding complaint is appealed to District Court and you want to appeal the District Court decision, where do you file an appeal to the ...
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Are SCOTUS justices required to recuse themselves when their appointment is after briefs have been filed in the case?

Yesterday, the US Supreme Court announced a schedule change for Gloucester School Board v. G.G., which would push the due date for respondent's merits brief as far back as Febuary 23, 2017. The ...