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 Discovery
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 Defendant’s Response: The Answer
The pleadings step is the first step or stage of litigation. It involves several sub-steps: (1) the preparation of a Continue reading An Overview of the Pleadings Stage of Litigation
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 An Overview of the Litigation Process