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 settlement is an amicable decision reached by both parties in the case. A settlement agreement can occur via negotiations with each party, or through a formal mediation session with a mediator. A settlement agreement is typically signed by each party stating that each party agrees to the terms decided. This will become binding by the court in lieu of a judgment. Settlements are often encouraged as puts an end to the litigation and saves money in comparison to an expensive trial.
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