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Plaintiff

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

Defendant

Person accused by the plaintiff,

Complaint

Formal legal document that sets out facts and legal reasons.

Summons

Summons someone to court.

Pleading

A formal written statement of one side's claims.

Pretrial Conference

Meeting of both parties to conducted prior to a trial.

Mediation + Arbitration

Alternative dispute resolution.

Trial

Coming together of parties to resolve a dispute.

Preponderance

Quality of a fact being greater in number or importance.

Verdict

Formal decision by a jury or judge.

Appeal

Process requesting a formal change to an official decision.