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Cold Hard Facts- Civil Cases
A person starts by filling out and complaint in proper court. That person is referred as to the plaintiff. The person who is the complaint is referred to as the defendant. Then the plaintiff files pleadings, that the defendant can request summons before a pretrial conference. After that takes place it is time to see if there will be a trial, mediation, or arbitration. Once that happens, and one is taking place the defendant and/or judge can request a preponderance of evidence. Lastly the verdict is made, and it may be appealed.