The word “damages” means that you’ve been harmed, and that you need to be repaid for those damages.
A request for admission is a type of discovery where the plaintiff and defendant can ask each other to confirm or deny different statements in writing.
Discovery is where the plaintiff and defendant exchange information.
Interrogatories are written questions that can be served from one party to the other.
Instead of doing face to face deposition, we can write our questions out to the other side for them to answer within a set amount of time.
Sometimes we deal with cases that require arbitration, and other times the case requires mediation.
What do these terms mean?
Request for Production, or request for production of documents, is where each side can ask for documents that relate to the case.
“Documents” is a very general term.
“Affirmative Defense” is a term comes up in many different types of litigation cases such as debt collection, false credit reporting, personal injury, etc.
An affirmative defense is where the defendant, the person being sued, can admit they did something; however, they win because of a defense they have.
An answer is a document that we file into court, and in our answer we respond to the complaint.
The complaint is what starts the lawsuit and it explains what the lawsuit is about. So in the answer, the defendant (the one sued) has to either admit or deny each part of the complaint/lawsuit.