Procedures of civil cases
The proper way to use arbitration or mediation. Step by step
Complaint- a formal statement naming the plaintiff and the defendant and describes the lawsuit.
The court then sends a summons.
Summons- a document telling the defendant of the suit against him/her and orders him/her to appear in court on a certain day and time.
Pleadings- the compliant and the answer together.
Preponderance of evidence.
The lawyers on both sides gather evidence to help their case.
Or the defendant and their lawyer may think that the your case is to strong and then just offer you a settlement.
If the the parties do not settle the case goes to trial.
Jury of 6-12 people or a judge may hear the case alone.
1. You presents your side 1st then the defendant.
2. Both sides then summarize their cases.
3. Then judge or jury decides the case.
Either the defendant has to pay or win and you get NADA and you have to pay court costs.