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Basics on Civil Actions
What is a Civil Action?
A civil action is a lawsuit about money, return of property, civil rights, injury or loss, or any other non-criminal matter.
Getting involved in a civil action can be very stressful, regardless of which side you are on. To limit the stress, it may help to understand the process and stages of a civil action. You should talk with a lawyer to get legal advice or representation before taking the steps to start a civil action.
NOTE: A corporation or LLC must be represented by an attorney in District Court, which includes having an attorney sign court papers on behalf of the client corporation or LLC. EXCEPT: For cases limited to the Hennepin County "Housing Court," MN Gen. Rule of Practice 603 may allow a principal (or agent) of the corporation or LLC to sign court papers or appear in court on behalf of the business entity. You should get legal advice if you have questions about this issue in your case.
Stages of a Civil Action
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