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Lawsuits remain a mystery to those who dont know how to take them apart to understand the relationships of their

component steps. The Jurisdictionary Lawsuit Flowchart shows you the five (5) phases of every lawsuit (state or federal jurisdictions). Complaint Answer -- Trial (The initial letters spell CAT!) Flurry of Motions Discovery

Lawsuits are won by making a record of the FACTS & LAW during each of the five phases. To win as plaintiff, you merely meet your burden to prove that the facts and controlling law in your jurisdiction agree. To win as defendant, you merely prove that the allegations of your affirmative defenses outweigh plaintiffs allegations and that plaintiff cannot meet his burden. During each phase, plaintiff tries to meet his burden, while defendant does all he can to shoot holes in the plaintiffs case while proving the elements alleged in his affirmative defenses. Its really that simple! COMPLAINT Plaintiff concisely and clearly states all facts necessary to win and says no more than necessary. Plaintiff also concisely and clearly states the law that, if stated facts are proven true, will give him a favorable verdict according to law. The power of law exists whenever necessary facts are proven to exist. In order to win a lawsuit, therefore, you must prove not only that the necessary facts are

true but that, if those facts are true, there is a law that provides a court-enforced remedy for your damages resulting from the facts. FLURRY OF MOTIONS Defendant files motions to dismiss, to strike, or for more definite statement and thereby requires plaintiff to prove his complaint is legitimate before defendant files a formal Answer to the Complaint. Flurry of motions is used by defendant to get rid of the case. If successful, defendant doesnt have to file an answer to plaintiffs complaint. Flurry of motions can even succeed where plaintiff was in the right, if plaintiff failed to include in his complaint sufficient facts to state a cause of action, made statements that were impertinent or scandalous, or used such poor English as to make it impossible for the defendant or the Court to understand his case. ANSWER If the flurry of motions fails, defendant must then answer each allegation of plaintiffs complaint by admitting, denying, or claiming no knowledge. Defendant should say no more than necessary to deny what plaintiff has alleged. If defendant has affirmative defenses, he must file them at the same time as his answer (or he may be deemed to have waived his right to raise those defensive issues at a later time). At the time of filing his Answer, defendant must also file any counterclaims against the plaintiff, cross-claims against co-defendants, or claims against third-parties who become his defendants. DISCOVERY By using requests for admissions, requests for production, interrogatories, depositions, and the courts subpoena power, facts are discovered that may lead to admissible evidence. Discovery is a process used by both sides as soon as the case begins and lasts as long as the court allows (in some cases right up until trial). Using these 5 discovery tools, both sides attempt to get at the truth and put the truth in the courts official record. This is the key to winning, for without discovery before trial, one is unable to get at the facts needed to win. Failure to effectively use discovery is the single greatest factor that results in good people losing otherwise winnable lawsuits! Be thorough! TRIAL Trial happens if defendant fails to get plaintiffs case dismissed, the parties fail to sooner establish facts by discovery to promote settlement, or the parties fail in their attempts to resolve the case using pre-trial motions (e.g., motion for summary judgment, judgment on the pleadings, etc.). Successful litigants make a winning record before trial, using procedures and tactics taught in the Jurisdictionary course. Winners establish winning facts and supporting law on the court record before trial begins. This is the riskiest phase of any lawsuit. It is always preferable to win before trial using Jurisdictionary tactics and procedures. Even if you have a lawyer on your side, you need to know what Jurisdictionary teaches, so the lawyer youre paying does everything possible to win your case for you! Know what should be done whether you have a lawyer or not! Win the Jurisdictionary way! And, urge EVERYONE to get the Jurisdictionary course so they can win, too! Theyll thank you for telling them. And, we thank you for your support! ... Jurisdictionary