Litigation – What’s involved?

Litigation (resolution of disputes through the legal system)

Pleadings

Discovery

  • Scope (any matter, not privilegedrelevant to the subject matter, admissible as evidence or reasonably calculated to lead to admissible evidence)
  • Interrogatories (Form and Special)
  • Demand for Production of Documents
  • Request for Admissions
  • Mental/Physical Exam
  • Request for Statement of Damages
  • subpoena

Motions

  • Summary Judgment
  • Discovery (Motion to Compel/Motion for Protective Order)

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

  • Arbitration
  • Mediation

Pre-Trial

  • Motions in limine
  • Final Status Conference
  • Jury Selection (voir dire)

Trial

  • Opening Statements
  • Direct Examination
  • Cross-Examination
  • Re-Direct
  • Closing Argument
  • Jury Instructions

Post-Trial

  • JNOV
  • Motion for New Trial
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