Unformatted text preview: rt with jurisdiction may
hear a case; often confused with
jurisdiction. Its purpose is to
regulate the distribution of cases
within a specific court system and to
identify a convenient forum. Is
usually the county of residence of
one party or the county where an
involved piece of real estate is Chapter 3
Chapter Civil Dispute Resolution 3 legs: 1. Liability 2. Damages 3. Solvent Defendant:ability to pay/collect Chapter 3
purpose of pleadings is to give notice
and to establish the issues of fact
and law the parties dispute.
The complaint is the initial pleading by
the plaintiff stating his case. The
lawsuit begins when the county
sheriff serves a summons and a copy
of the complaint.
PLEADINGS Responses to Complaint: the Answer.
If the defendant fails to respond to
the summons and complaint, a default
judgment will be entered against him.
Pre-trial Motions: jurisdiction, venue,
parties, statute of limitations,
vagueness, no cause or right of
action. Affirmative defenses,
counterclaims. Chapter 3
Chapter Discovery (more than investigation) is the pretrial exchange of information between opposing parties to a lawsuit — includes (1) pretrial depositions consisting of sworn testimony taken out of court; (2) swo...
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- Spring '11
- Supreme Court of the United States