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L293 (2/9/2009) The Litigation Process What you may think… o http://youtube.com/watch?v=0WfYAXD2DQs       o       Debunking Courtroom Myths o Do Matlock-style prosecutors force hysterical, surprise confessions from guilty  defendants?  o Do opposing attorneys always hate each other? o Does making the other side’s witness cry or break down on the stand make you a  great lawyer? o How long does it take for a case to get to trial? o How many cases even get to court? o Well then, what do lawyers  do  all the time? o So what does an  actual  trial look like? You asked for a real trial… o http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcbXAJN77NA       How the  real   litigation process works… o Action or event occurs that allegedly causes harm  ê   o Injured party, known as Plaintiff, files a Complaint  ê    o Sheriff serves “process” (summons, complaint) on Defendant  ê   o Defendant answers Complaint or Moves to Dismiss for faulty service, lack of  jurisdiction, or failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted
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