After the defendant files their answer to the complaint, the parties conduct “discovery,” where each party will seek to obtain relevant information that is related to the case, either through written questions (interrogatories) or requests for documents from the other party. Then, the parties will normally take depositions of each other as well as third parties in an attempt to discover any added information that could be related to the lawsuit or the various claims and defenses asserted.
Once discovery is completed, the parties may decide to file motions for summary judgment in an attempt to prove that there are no relevant facts in dispute in regards to each of their claims and that the judge should rule in their favor prior to a full trial.
The above is only an example of how the general flow of lawsuit occurs. Issues and contract disputes relating to multiple matters could arise throughout the course of litigation. For example, there may be service disputes, jurisdiction and venue disputes, discovery disputes, and other disputes that aris through various stages of the lawsuit.
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