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How its all done


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I'm sure that most of you know how the whole suing and court situations go but I'm going to help those beginners making lawsuits

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Step one

First an action is made, not always illegal, and a complaint is filed to the court seeking mediation on the situation. The person who files the complaint is the plaintiff. The person being sued is the defendant. In the complaint the plaintiff must give evidence and facts to support their claim. This is called preponderance in law terms.

Step Two

After the complaint is filed; the court sends a summons to the defendant, which takes a little time, and a hearing is done with the grand jury. The grand jury then decides if their is enough evidence to indict or charge the defendant. After this hearing the case is put on the docket, the court calendar.
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Step Three

After the summons is made and a court date set, a pretrial conference is made to bring both parties together to outline discovery proceedings and to define the issues being tried.
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Step Four

The big day has finally come, Trial day. The plaintiff and the defendant come before a judge and jury. This is the defendants chance to be convicted or acquitted, seen as guilty or innocent. The jury then makes a verdict on the case.
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Key things to know

Before trial the defendant can ask for a bench trial, meaning no jury is allowed during trial.

If the defendant feels as is the case was unfair they can seek an appeal to a higher court asking them to take on the case.

Arbitration is a compromise between both parties on who will judge the trial.

In the pretrial conference a pleading is present because both the complaint of the plaintiff and the answer of the defendant is present