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Plaintiff- a person who brings a case against another in a court of law.
Civil law- the system of law concerned with private relations between members of a community rather than criminal, military, or religious affairs.
Arbitration- the use of an arbitrator to settle a dispute.
Pretrial Conference- A meeting of the judge and lawyers to discuss which matters should be presented to the jury, to review evidence and witnesses, to set a timetable, and to discuss the settlement of the case.
Pleadings- a formal statement of the cause of an action or defense.
Mediation- A settlement of a dispute or controversy by setting up an independent person between two contending parties in order to aid them in the settlement of their disagreement.
Summons- serve (someone) with a summons.
Complaint- the plaintiff's reasons for proceeding in a civil action.
Defendant- an individual, company, or institution sued or accused in a court of law.
Verdict- a decision on a disputed issue in a civil or criminal
case or an inquest (guilty or not guilty)
Appeal- apply to a higher court for a reversal of the decision of a lower court.