What is litigation?

Litigation is not another name for a lawsuit. Litigation is defined as a process for handling disputes and bringing lawsuits to court in order to enforce a particular right. During litigation, a judge makes the final decisions for the parties unless they settle before trial. Settlement can happen at any point during the litigation process. Learn more below and use our free legal tool to speak with an attorney about the litigation process in your state.

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Jeffrey Johnson is a legal writer with a focus on personal injury. He has worked on personal injury and sovereign immunity litigation in addition to experience in family, estate, and criminal law. He earned a J.D. from the University of Baltimore and has worked in legal offices and non-profits in Maryland, Texas, and North Carolina. He has also earned an MFA in screenwriting from Chapman Univer...

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UPDATED: Jun 29, 2022

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