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Heiser, Walter


  • California Civil Procedure, no. 4th (Carolina Academic Press, 2017)
  • California Civil Procedure Handbook (Carolina Academic Press, 2016)
  • California Civil Procedure Handbook: Rules, Selected Statutes and Cases and Comparative Analyze (2014)
  • Understanding Civil Procedure—The California Edition (Lexis Nexis, 2013)
  • California Civil Procedure (Lexis Nexis, 2012)

Journal Articles

  • “General Jurisdiction in the Place of Incorporation: An Artificial Home for an Artificial Person” in 53 Houston Law Review 631 (2016)
  • “Using Anti-Suit Injunctions to Prevent Interdictory Actions and to Enforce Choice of Court Agreements” in 2011 Utah Law Review 855 (2011)
  • “The Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements: The Impact of Forum Non Conveniens, Transfer of Venue, Removal, and Recognition of Judgments in Courts in the United States” in 31 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 1013 (2010)
  • “Forum Non Conveniens and Retaliatory Legislation: The Impact on the Available Alternative Forum Inquiry and on the Desirability of Forum Non Conveniens as a Defense Tactic” in 56 Kansas Law Review 609 (2008)
  • “A Minimum Interest Approach to Personal Jurisdiction” in 35 Wake Forest Law Review 915 (2000)
  • “Forum Selection Clauses in Federal Courts” in 45 Florida Law Review 554 (1993)

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