The Lawsuit Process
Defendant files ANSWER
Fact finding occurs through DISCOVERY
Any and All MOTIONS
Possible JUDGMENT, MEDIATION or SETTLEMENT is entered.
A TRIAL may occur when settlement is not reached.
A lawsuit is a legal action taken against a company, individual or a group of individuals. A lawsuit must be filed to seek enforcement on something the defendant did wrong, such as failing to comply with a contract, failing to pay for services, etc. A lawsuit begins with the plaintiff filing a complaint. The defendant(s) then files an answer. If the lawsuit continues, fact finding occurs through the Discovery process and motions may be filed. Eventually, the lawsuit may be dismissed once all information is acquired, a settlement may be reached through mediation, or a judgment asking either party to pay damages may be awarded by the judge or jury.
At Northwest, we serve as registered agents for service of process in any State for our clients to help you keep your lawsuit complaint more private. As your agent, your lawsuit will come to us instead of you, and we then upload the full scan of the lawsuit into your online account immediately. No more nasty visits to your workplace or home. You can view more about our services for whatever state you're in below.
How to File
How to Defend