Civil litigation is such a common occurrence nowadays. If you will soon take part in a civil litigation, here is some information about what to expect throughout the process.
Plaintiff Files Complaint
The first step of any civil action is that a complaint is filed by the Plaintiff explaining all claims against the Defendant. This document is generally prepared by a lawyer. Depending on what state you are in the civil action will either begin when the Summons and Complaint have been filed with the court or have been served to the Defendant.
The Defendant must give an answer within roughly three weeks. This answer should include possible admissions, reasons of innocents, defense, and whether the Defendant has decided to seek additional claims. If no answer is returned, the court likely enters a default judgment. If the Defendant includes a counterclaim, the party must also reply within a certain time.
Motion of Discovery
Next, documents and other information relevant to the proceedings are revealed by a process called Discovery. At this point, the two enemies can voluntarily resolve issues with something like a settlement and stop any further proceedings. If no agreement can be found the matter goes to trial.
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