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Plaintiff-A person who brings a case against another in a court of law.

Civil Law-Civilian or roman law a legal system originating in Europe, primary source of law.

Arbitration-The use of an arbitrator to settle a dispute.

Pretrial Conference- A short hearing where the judge informs the parties of the steps necessary to get ready for trial. The pretrial conference is not a trial, court does not accept testimony or evidence or witnesses.

Pleading- The action or making an emotional or earnest appeal to someone.

Mediation-intervention in a dispute in order to resolve it.

Summons- Legal document issued by a court or by an administrative agency of government for various reasons.

Complaint- is any formal legal document that sets out the facts and legal reasons that the filling party or parties, believes are sufficient to support a claim against the party or parties against whom the claim is brought.

Appeal- apply to a higher court for a reversal of the decision of a lower court.

verdict- a decision on a disputed issue in civil or criminal case or and inquest.

Defendant- a person or entity accused of a crime in criminal prosecution or a person or entity against whom some type of civil relief is being sought in a civil case.