Summons & Complaint



Summons - A Writ notifying the defendant that suit has been filed against them. This Writ is accompanied by a copy of the Complaint.

Complaint - Sometimes called a Petition, the Complaint is the first pleading on the part of the Plaintiff. Each complaint must contain or specify:

  1. The name of the court in which action is brought, establishing the proper jurisdiction.
  2. Title of the cause of action:
  3. Correct legal name of Plaintiff and Defendant.
  4. Concise statement of the facts constituting a cause of action with each allegation distinctly numbered.
  5. Demand for the relief sought by Plaintiff.
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