Chapter 4 - Litigation

Chapter 4 - Litigation - Litigation (Chapter 4) Litigation...

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Litigation (Chapter 4) Litigation is bringing and/or defending an action in court to enforce a particular right Can be criminal or civil 90% of cases are settled before a jury decision is made Plaintiff = the party initiating the lawsuit Defendant = the party being sued Caption: Plaintiff v. Defendant Counterclaims = a different claim brought by the defendants against the plaintiff Third-party Defendant = party brought into a lawsuit as an additional defendant by the original defendant Appeal Appellant = the party challenging the lower court ruling Appellee = the party defending the ruling Caption: Appellant v. Appellee Supreme Court Appeal Petitioner = party challenging Responder = party defending the ruling Caption: Petitioner v. Respondent Class Action A lawsuit in which one or more plaintiffs file suit on both their own behalf and on behalf of all others who may have a similar claim o Big payoff for attorney if won (1/3 of settlement) Requirements for Bringing a Suit 1. Standing to Sue
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a. The plaintiff must show that it has a legally protectable stake or interest in the
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