Glossary

Debt Validation Letter
A debt validation letter is a letter that a person can send to a collector, requesting they show validation of the debt. Ideally, the letter will cite the F...
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Plaintiff
The person (or corporation) that is suing.
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Defendant
The person (or corporation) being sued.
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Summons
The Summons is a legal document from the court that notifies the defendant they are being sued.
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Counterclaim
A counterclaim is a document filed by the defendant to sue the plaintiff. It's kind of like saying, "I'm rubber and you're ...
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Petition
Also known as a Complaint, this is the document that begins a lawsuit. It tells the defendant why they are being sued.  
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Damages
Damages are a monetary award, granted to the individual that is suing, due to any loss or harm caused by the individual they are suing. It can include loss ...
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Cross-claim
A cross-claim can only occur in cases that involve more than one defendant. It is a legal document filed by one defendant that sues another defendant in the...
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Third-party Complaint
A third-party complaint is a complaint document filed by the defendant against an individual or corporation that was not named in the original lawsuit.&...
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Affidavit
A written statement sworn to be true under penalty of perjury.
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