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Things you will need to know...
Plaintiff: The party that institutes a suit in court.
Defendant: An individual, company, or institution sued or accused in a court of law.
Complaint: Initiates a civil lawsuit by setting forth for the court a claim for relief from damages caused, or wrongful conduct engaged in, by the defendant.
Summons: An order to appear before a judge or magistrate.
Pleadings: The beginning stage of a lawsuit in which parties formally submit their claims and defenses.
Pretrial Conference: A conference held before the trial begins to bring the parties together to outline discovery proceedings and to define the issues to be tried.
Mediation: A negotiation to resolve differences that is conducted by some impartial party.
An individual, company, or institution sued or accused in a court of law.
The party that institutes a suit in court.
When parties to a dispute come together to present information.
More you need to know...
Trial: When parties to a dispute come together to present information.
Preponderance of Evidence: Superiority in weight of an evidence that is more convincing than the evidence presented by the other party.
Verdict: The final decision in a case.
Appeal: To ask a higher court to reverse the decision of a trial court after final judgment or other legal ruling.