Information Creating a Lawsuit

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INTRODUCTION

In the Courthouse, you're able to file a lawsuit against another citizen, a company, a government department, or the Government as a whole. Lawsuits can be anything from appealing a charge placed upon you by a Police Officer or challenging the terms of a contract. Additionally, Representatives can challenge the constitutionality of a law. However, before creating a lawsuit, please seek legal advice from a registered lawyer and make sure that the reason you are suing is a law, not a rule. If you file a lawsuit for someone breaking a rule, the case will be dismissed and you may be charged with a Frivolous Court Case.

If you have come to sue a player for murder, this is not the place to do it. You need to report this to the police in government support or in private. You can only sue on the basis of a personal loss.


CREATING A LAWSUIT

  • To create a lawsuit, create a thread just like you would if you were, say, applying for a government job.​
  • The thread must be titled "[username] vs. [username] OR [company name] OR The State." Make sure that the prefix on the post is "Lawsuit"​
    • Examples of thread titles are as follows:​
      • Suing another citizen: "ElementPenguin vs. xEndeavour"​
        • Suing a company or organization: "ElementPenguin vs. ElementCo."​
        • Suing the Government: "ElementPenguin vs. The State"​
Note: If you are suing a Police Officer for their actions, you don't sue the individual, you sue the Department of Justice.

We advise you to use this format, however you are allowed to format it however you see fit.

IN THE COURT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF REDMONT
CIVIL ACTION


(your name)
Plaintiff

v.

(who you are suing)
Defendant

COMPLAINT
The Plaintiff complains against the Defendant as follows:

WRITTEN STATEMENT FROM THE PLAINTIFF

I. PARTIES
1. (name everyone who is a party in this case)
2. ...

II. FACTS
1. (Explain what happened.)
2. ...
3. ...
4. ...
...

III. CLAIMS FOR RELIEF
1. (Why these facts give rise to a claim. explain which laws ware broken if any)
2. ...
...

IV. PRAYER FOR RELIEF
The Plaintiff seeks the following from the Defendant:
1. (What your asking form the court)
2. ...
3. ...
...

(Attach evidence and a list of withnesses at the bottem if possible)

DATED: This (day) day of (month) (year)

In this post, describe the offense in clear detail. Please provide evidence, either via attachment or image link (ie: imgur.com/)

Please provide all evidence at the end of the thread, and make sure to keep the thread in chronological order. For example, don't say "I was only given one fuel. Oh, sorry I forgot to mention that before this I was in spawn."

If you do not have evidence but have a lawyer or witness, please list them in the case description.

Please Note: If your initial case is written improperly or no evidence is provided, you may be asked by the Judge proceeding to provide further detail and/or new evidence. This can delay the court's proceedings and thus, a verdict. If no evidence is provided after summoned by the judge, the case will be dismissed.

Now, you have an official lawsuit!



FOR LAWYERS


  1. If you are a lawyer and you have a client who has hired you to represent them in court, creating a lawsuit will be slightly different. Please still read over the other lawsuit creation thread for non-lawyers, as I will be referring to that in this document.


    LAWSUIT TITLES


    If you are a lawyer representing a player, the title of your lawsuit will be slightly different. Instead of it being titled "[client] vs. [username] OR [company name] OR [Gov Dept] OR Government," the thread will be titled differently, as you will be the on giving evidence and testimony. Please title it like this:​
  2. "[client] ([your username] Representing) vs. [defendant]." Some examples are:​
  3. suing a citizen: "xEndeavour (ElementPenguin Representing) vs. Technofied"
    suing a company: "xEndeavour (ElementPenguin Representing) vs. ElementCo."
    suing a Government Department: "xEndeavour (ElementPenguin Representing) vs. Department of Justice"
    suing the Government: "xEndeavour (ElementPenguin Representing) vs. Government"​
THE POST

The inside of the post should be exactly the same as it would normally be, except written by the lawyer. However, there must be evidence provided that the citizen did indeed hire you as a lawyer, whether by a picture of an agreement, picture of discord, or picture of the chat.

You are now representing your client in a lawsuit. Hooray!
 
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Forms

We advise you to use the following forms when filing documents with the court.

IN THE COURT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF REDMONT
CIVIL ACTION


(your name)
Plaintiff

v.

(who you are suing)
Defendant

COMPLAINT
The Plaintiff complains against the Defendant as follows:

WRITTEN STATEMENT FROM THE PLAINTIFF

I. PARTIES
1. (name everyone who is a party in this case)
2. ...

II. FACTS
1. (Explain what happened.)
2. ...
3. ...
4. ...
...

III. CLAIMS FOR RELIEF
1. (Why these facts give rise to a claim. explain which laws ware broken if any)
2. ...
...

IV. PRAYER FOR RELIEF
The Plaintiff seeks the following from the Defendant:
1. (What your asking form the court)
2. ...
3. ...
...

(Attach evidence and a list of withnesses at the bottem if possible)

DATED: This (day) day of (month) (year)


IN THE COURT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF REDMONT
MOTION TO DISMISS

(name)
Plaintiff

v.

(name)
Defendant

Case no: ...

MOTION TO DISMISS
Defendant move that the complaint in this case be dismissed, and in support thereof, respectfuly alledges:
1. (Reason for why the complaint should be dismissed. Don't come with new facts or the court wil deny your motion! Lack of evidence is not a valid reason.)
2. ...
...

(The words defendand and complaint should be changed in case the motion is to dismiss a counterclaim.)
DATED: This (day) day of (month) (year)

IN THE COURT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF REDMONT
ANSWER TO COMPLAINT

(name)
Plaintiff

v.

(name)
Defendant

Case no: ...

I ANSWER TO COMPLAINT
1. (deny, confirm, or say that you have no knowledge in responce to each fact alledged in the complaint)
2. ...
...

II DEFENCES
1. (Here you make affirmative defences. You can also alledge facts.)
2. ...

DATED: This (day) day of (month) (year)
(Attach evidence and a list of withnesses at the bottem if possible)


If you have a claim against the plaintiff or an other defendant add the Headers from the complaintform at the end of your answer. Like this



II DEFENCES
...

III COUNTERCLAIM - CROSS-CLAIM
Defendant has claims against (name) as follows:

A FACTS
1. ...
2. ...

B CLAIMS FOR RELIEF
1. ...
2. ...

C PRAYER FOR RELIEF
1. ...
2. ...


(Attach evidence and a list of withnesses at the bottem if possible)
DATED: This (day) day of (month) (year)
 
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