Case Map

COMPLAINT
OR
PETITION

INITIATES A CIVIL LAWSUIT BY SETTING FORTH FOR THE COURT A CLAIM FOR RELIEF, INCLUDING THE PLAINTIFF’S THEORIES OF RELIEF (“CAUSES OF ACTION”) AND THE FACTS SUPPORTING EACH CAUSE OF ACTION

POST-COMPLAINT/
PETITION
MOTIONS

EXAMPLES (INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO):

MOTION TO DISMISS,

OR

MOTION TO STRIKE,

OR

DEMURRER TO REQUIRE A MORE DEFINITE STATEMENT OF THE COMPLAINT

ANSWER

DEFENDANT’S WRITTEN RESPONSE ADMITTING OR DENYING THE ALELGATIONS SET FORTH IN THE PLAINTIFF’S COMPLAINT/
PETITION

DISCOVERY

EXAMPLES (INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO):

REQUESTS FOR ADMISSIONS,

OR

REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS,

OR

INTERROGATORIES
(FORM AND SPECIAL),

OR

DEPOSITIONS,
COURT ORDERS (includes subpoenas)

TRIAL

FORMAL PRESENTATION OF FACTS & LAW FOR DETERMINATION OF WINNER PURSUANT TO THE RULES OF EVIDENCE

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