You must appear in court on the day of the hearing and defend yourself against the claim made by the plaintiff. If you can afford one you should be represented by an attorney. The court will hear the evidence and render a decision. If you ignore the summons the plaintiff will win by default and a judgment will be issued against you.
They represent the plaintiff in civil cases against the defendant/respondant.
A plaintiff is a person who brings an action against another in a court of law
"The plaintiff sets forth the charges" means, the plaintiff is stating or bringing the reasons for the complaint.
A plaintiff is the party who initiates a lawsuit before a court (the person who makes a complaint against another).
the person who files against you. the complainant
No, the plaintiff is the person who is suing, and the defendant is the person who is being sued.
No. However, the Plaintiff will be awarded a judgment against you for the full amount the Plaintiff requested. Once the Plaintiff gets a judgment against you, you may be required to come to court and tell the Plaintiff everything you own. In that case, if you do not appear, an arrest warrant will be issued for your arrest.
The Plaintiff may withdraw the lawsuit, however, since the defendants have filed their counter claim, the suit will continue (now) against the plaintiff.
the plaintiff, that is the person filing the complaint against you.
..... is called the PLAINTIFF.
the "PLAINTIFF" is the person or party that brings suit against the "DEFENDANT." The term "plaintiff" is applicable only when referring to civil lawsuits otherwise (in criminal law) the plaintiff is referred to as the "PROSECUTION."
Questioner has mistakenly mis-stated the question. The state would not be representing the juvenile against a plaintiff - the state IS the plaintiff and would be prosecuting the juvenile. The person against whom the juvenile committed the offense is known as the COMPLAINANT.
The legal term for this is the plaintiff.
The person a case is held against is the "Defendant". The person holding the case against them is known as the "Plaintiff".
In the case of James v/s Phil, it is James who is the plaintiff as it is he, who brought the case against Phil in the court of law.
A plaintiff initiates a lawsuit against a defendant.
There is not order against the plaintiff.. the plaintiff is the person who filed the order, he or she is not in violation of an order that they placed. Only the defendant can be in violation as the courts have ordered that person to have no contact with the plaintiff not vice versa.Another View: The Plaintiff MAY, in fact, be in violation of the court's order. If the respondant was ordered to maintain a certain distance from the plaintiff, or stay away from the plaintiff's residence and place of work, or was ordered not to have any contact with the plaintiff,. . . AND THEN. . . the plaintiff wilfully violates the same order they petitioned for, the court can find them in violation of the order and they are in contempt of court.
- Plaintiff- In civil law, the party who brings a suit or some other legal action against other (the defendant) in court.- Defendant- In a civil suit, the person against whom a court action is brought by the plaintiff; in a criminal case, the person charged with the crime.
William H. English
A counterclaim is an affirmative claim that a defendant in a lawsuit brings against the plaintiff suing him or her. An "affirmative claim" is in addition to the usual defense to a plaintiff's complaint, where the defendant simply denies plaintiff's allegations against defendant. An example is in a car accident case where both sides believe the other was at fault, plaintiff sues defendant for damages from the accident alleging defendant was negligent. Defendant files an answer denying plaintiff's allegations of negligence and adds a counterclaim alleging that plaintiff was negligent and that he or she caused the accident and demanding damages from plainitff. Under rules of procedure, plaintiff usually has to file an answer to the defendant's counterclaim.