Most people know that when a lawsuit is filed, it can lead to a trial. But they don’t understand all the steps that happen after a suit is filed but before the trial phase.
These stages of civil litigation will determine if a lawsuit actually makes it to a courtroom. In most cases, a jury will never hear a dispute. Somewhere along the stages, the parties will reach an outcome.
Rustin Smith, an associate attorney with Stewart, Melvin, & Frost, will discuss the Stages of Civil Litigation. ...read more