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Notes-Chapter 3 - Notes- Chapter 3 (Court Procedures) Most...

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Notes- Chapter 3 (Court Procedures) Most people hire attorneys to represent them ( adversarial system of justice) even though they are allowed to represent themselves ( pro se representation) Procedural Rules Three stages of litigation: - Pretrial, trial, and posttrial - First step is to consult with an attorney o Attorney fees: Contingency fees- a fixed percentage of a client’s recovery in certain types of lawsuits Pretrial Procedures The pleadings - First file a complaint with the clerk of the appropriate court, then a service of process. - After this, defendant must issue an answer - Include the complaint and answer - They serve to inform each party of each other’s claims and specify the issues - Service of process -formally notifying the defendant of a lawsuit - Default judgment – if defendant fails to respond to summons, then plaintiff automatically wins - Affirmative defense- when the defendant admits the charges but also raises new facts that show he shouldn’t be liable - Counterclaims-
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2010 for the course MGMT 108 taught by Professor Guerin during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.

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