Paralegal Essentials – Civil Procedure – Quiz

Test your basic knowledge of civil procedure:

1. The Judicial Council has not developed a form for cross-complaints.  True/False

2. Complaints that are drafted on pleading paper must use the recycled paper.  True/False

3. If the plaintiff or defendant in a complaint is a corporation, their status as such does not need to be stated as the other party can discover that with a process called “discovery” during the lawsuit.  True/False

4. If Walter and Robert are partners in a general partnership, and ABC Company owes them money, either of them can file a complaint to collect the money in their individual name since each general partner has authority and it is not necessary to file in the name of the partnership.   True/False

5. If a plaintiff is ignorant of the true name of a possible defendant, that plaintiff may include fictitious names as defendants in the complaint, and they are known as _________ defendants.

6. In a tort case , a plaintiff may seek _______ damages for “oppression, fraud or malice” by the defendant.

7. Since a Judicial Council has been approved by the legislature, it will withstand an attack by the defendant even if one or more blanks are inadvertently not filled in or checked.  True/False

Answers in tomorrow’s post.


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