Although there are those who would have you believe otherwise, the law simply does not provide a remedy for every type of grievance that can arise when there are enough people interacting with one another. However, that does not prevent people from starting lawsuits based on the most ludicrous set of facts. The fact is that you can start a lawsuit at anytime for anything, but that does not mean you will win that lawsuit. The first point at which a defendant can challenge the adequacy of a lawsuit is Continue reading
The Discovery stage of litigation is where the parties to a lawsuit expend the greatest amount of effort. Some commentators would say that discovery has Continue reading
Once the defendant receives a copy of the summons and complaint, the defendant is supposed to prepare, and then serve and file a document called an Answer. The answer is a rather simple document in which the defendant simply addresses each allegation in the complaint. The idea is for the defendant to Continue reading
The pleadings step is the first step or stage of litigation. It involves several sub-steps: (1) the preparation of a Continue reading
When I use the term litigation, I am talking about a lawsuit or court case. No matter how complicated or simple the case, each piece of litigation involves basically the same set of steps. Even in settings which are not technically courts, such as administrative agencies, like the parking violations bureau,or an arbitration, the steps are largely the same.
Those steps are Continue reading