of the litigation process are indicated by the
BLUE ovals below. Click on any
BLUE ovals (or stage of the litigation process)
for details. Start with "Summons & Complaint"
and step through the whole process. The flow chart below
gives a general idea and/or overview of the litigation process used in many
cases. The stages of litigation may vary from jurisdiction to
jurisdiction. Also, settlement can occur at any time, even after trial.
This is not legal