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HOW TO WIN

HOW TO WIN

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INFORMATION FOR THE PRO SE IN THE COURTROOM AND PLEADING INFORMATION
INFORMATION FOR THE PRO SE IN THE COURTROOM AND PLEADING INFORMATION

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How to Win in Court … © 2005 by Frederick Graves, JD … All Rights Reserved Version 11/10/05 5:45 AM
 
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How to Win in Court
© 2005 by Frederick Graves, JD
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816 Dolphin Drive, Stuart, Florida 34996
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How to Win in Court … © 2005 by Frederick Graves, JD … All Rights Reserved Version 11/10/05 5:45 AM
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( Headings below are navigation hyperlinks to listed topics. ) Table of Contents................................................................................................................2 The Rules of Court..............................................................................................................5 First Things.....................................................................................................................7 Anatomy of a Lawsuit.....................................................................................................8 Parties............................................................................................................................10 The Burden to Prove.........................................................................................................13 Stringing Pearls.................................................................................................................16 Belief v. Knowledge.........................................................................................................18 Moving the Court..............................................................................................................22 Making a Record...............................................................................................................25 Due Process.......................................................................................................................27 Substantive Law................................................................................................................29 Planning............................................................................................................................31 Causes of Action...............................................................................................................33 Stating Causes of Action...................................................................................................37 The Complaint..................................................................................................................39 Form of the Complaint......................................................................................................42 Headings.......................................................................................................................46 Caption - Identifying the Parties...................................................................................47 Preamble Who’s Fighting for What?.........................................................................49
 
How to Win in Court … © 2005 by Frederick Graves, JD … All Rights Reserved Version 11/10/05 5:45 AM
 3Title -- Identifying the Document.................................................................................51 Jurisdictional Allegations -- Why Are We In This Court?...........................................53 General Factual Allegations … Taking a Closer Look.................................................56 The Counts Causes of Action....................................................................................59 Closing and Signature...................................................................................................65 Flurry of Motions..............................................................................................................68 Motions to Dismiss.......................................................................................................70 Lack of Subject Matter Jurisdiction..........................................................................70 Lack of Personal Jurisdiction....................................................................................71 Improper Process......................................................................................................72 Improper Service of Process.....................................................................................73 Improper Venue........................................................................................................73 Failure to Join an Indispensable Party......................................................................73 Failure to State a Cause of Action............................................................................74 Motions to Strike...........................................................................................................76 More Definite Statement...............................................................................................78 The Answer.......................................................................................................................80 Discovery..........................................................................................................................85 Admissions -- Your Most Powerful Tool.....................................................................87 Production -- Getting Things........................................................................................90 Interrogatories -- Written Questions.............................................................................93 Depositions...................................................................................................................95 Subpoena Power & Court Orders.................................................................................98

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