Rules of Civil Procedure
What are Rules of Civil Procedure?
Each state has its own rules of civil procedure that govern how the lawsuit process shall work procedurally. These rules lay out specifically what needs to be included from the beginning to the end of the litigation process. These rules determine what is necessary to file a complaint and summons, state specifically what defenses may be raised and when, as well as give time frames for bringing a claim. These rules can be very wordy and foreign; however, it is important to read them as they state exactly what each party to the lawsuit must do to properly bring and defend a claim.