Law and Ethics Chapter 4

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Law and Ethics Chapter 4
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  1. Plaintiff
    The party who initiates a lawsuit by filing a complaint with the clerk of the court against the defendant
  2. defendant
    The party sued in a civil lawsuit, (a defendant may be called a respondent).
  3. Pleadings Stage
    Complaint and Summons

    Answer

    Counterclaim

    Cross-Claim
  4. Discovery Stage
    Depositions

    Interrogatories

    Requests for production

    Request for Admissions
  5. Motions used during litigation
    To Dismiss

    For Summary Judgment

    To Compel Discovery

    To Dismiss for Mistrial

    For Judgment as a Matter of Law
  6. If the case cannot be settled, the parties will eventually go to
    Trial
  7. The trial generally takes place in front of a judge as the
    finder of law
  8. The trial generally takes place in front of a jury as a
    finder of fact
  9. Jury selection question process
    voir dire

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