When there are disputes that need to be resolved, the litigation process may be used to help address a variety of issues. Through litigation, an aggrieved party files a lawsuit against other persons or entities and seeks a specific remedy. Litigation can be complex, and it is important to ensure that your claim complies with the applicable laws and procedures.
What types of issues can be litigated?
The law allows for a variety of disputes to go through litigation. This includes:
- Contract disputes
- Business issues
- Real property
- Personal injury
- Family law
- Commercial transactions
The specific laws and procedures that may apply depends upon the particular type of litigation that needs to be pursued.
What happens in litigation?
While every case is unique and may differ in what occurs, litigation is commenced by one party filing a complaint that sets forth its allegations and requested remedies. The opposing party is then served with the complaint and provided with an opportunity to respond.
After the opposing party responds, the parties participate in information exchange through the discovery process. This can include use of interrogatories, requests for production, depositions, subpoenas and other tools.
After discovery, if the case cannot be resolved, then it proceeds to trial. At trial, each party presents their case. At the conclusion of trial, a determination is made as to the different issues presented. This determination is binding upon the parties.
How an attorney can help?
Markow Walker’s litigation attorneys can provide representation in the litigation process. Litigation can be lengthy and complicated, so it is important to have an experienced attorney involved.
The Mississippi and Tennessee litigation attorneys at Markow Walker have the experience necessary to assist with litigation issues. If you are considering an issue that may involve litigation, then contact Markow Walker to learn more.