Litigation is the process of taking a legal action to enforce a particular right. Litigators are professionals in matters of law that help clients pursue lawsuits. Litigation may be done through a jury or a judge in a court, or settling the parties involved by agreement. The process of litigation involves a series of activities. Methods used in litigation process include actual lawsuit, pre-suit negotiations, arbitrations, facilitations as well as appeals.
The process of litigation begins when an affected party decides to formally enforce or defend their legal rights. The pre-suit litigation activities may involve writing a letter called a demand letter, to demand that a party compensates a victim for injury caused. Then there is filing a notice with a local court. Investigations are then done to establish facts that support the claims between the parties. The court requires both parties to attend a settlement conference to determine if the case may be resolved before trial. If no agreement is arrived at, litigation continues to trial.
During trial, material facts are presented and a settlement decided depending on the convincing side. Lack of material evidence by the plaintiff may lead to the case being dismissed. If the plaintiff wins, but the defendant is not satisfied by the court decision, an appeal may be filed, where the final decision is arrived at.
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Karl Heideck pursued English and Literature at the Swarthmore College, and later joined the Tempe University Beasley School of Law, where he graduated with honors. Currently, Karl works as a Contract Attorney.
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