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Plaintiff: The party bringing the lawsuit.


Defendant: The party being sued or accused.


Complaint: A formal statement naming the plaintiff and defendant and describing the nature of the lawsuit.


Summons: A document telling the defendant of the suit against him to appear in court.


Pleadings: The complaint and the answer taken together.


Pretrial Conference: A meeting between both parties in a civil case to help clarify differences between the two parties.


Mediation: A way of resolving disputes between two or more parties.


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


Trial: An examination of evidence before a judge in order to decide guilt in a case.


Preponderance of evidence: A standard of proof that must be met by a plaintiff if they are to win a civil action.


Verdict: A decision on a disputed issue in a court case.


Appeal: To call on a higher court to review a lower court’s decision.

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