Subject Matter & Copyright

James DeFranco

The Book provides full citation to each case, including the pages of the case on which information can be found to assist the practitioner researching issues covered by the book. So-called “short” citations forms are avoided so that the reader is not required to turn to previous pages or previous chapters to obtain the complete citation to the case.

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Copyright© 2002 by James E. DeFranco.

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