Law and Ethics Chapter 4
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The party who initiates a lawsuit by filing a complaint with the clerk of the court against the defendant
The party sued in a civil lawsuit, (a defendant may be called a respondent).
Complaint and Summons
Requests for production
Request for Admissions
Motions used during litigation
For Summary Judgment
To Compel Discovery
To Dismiss for Mistrial
For Judgment as a Matter of Law
If the case cannot be settled, the parties will eventually go to
The trial generally takes place in front of a judge as the
finder of law
The trial generally takes place in front of a jury as a
finder of fact
Jury selection question process
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