blaw 3201 ch. 3

blaw 3201 ch. 3 - Chapter 3 STUDY QUESTIONS 1. What are the...

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Chapter 3 S TUDY Q UESTIONS 1. What are the first steps in bringing a legal action? The first step in bringing in a legal action would be to consult the guidance of a qualified attorney. The attorney will advise her on what she can expect in a lawsuit, her probability of success at trial, and the procedures that will be involved. 2. What are the defendant’s possible responses The most common response of a defendant takes the form of an answer . The defendant either admits are denies the allegations against himself or herself. She can also give an affirmative defense , where she admits to wrong doing but brings up new facts to show that she is not liable. Lastly, one can give a counterclaim , denying the plaintiffs claim and stating why the plaintiff is wrong and not herself. 3. What are the contexts in which pretrial motions may be filed, and what are those motions? Pretrial motions are motions submitted to the court by the attorney in an attempt to get the case dismissed. The three motions are: Motion to Dismiss, Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings, Motion
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This note was uploaded on 03/15/2011 for the course BLAW 3201 taught by Professor Fry during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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blaw 3201 ch. 3 - Chapter 3 STUDY QUESTIONS 1. What are the...

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