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Q: What is a civil suit and how do i find out who is filing the suit?

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Drew Barnett
Drew Barnett

A: A civil law suit is an action seeking monetary damages or equitable relief (like an injunction ordering an individual or entity to do/refrain from doing a particular act). Typically, monetary damages is the primary relief sought in a civil law suit. If you are sued, you will be served with a copy of the complaint and summons. Those documents will inform you of the nature of the suit and the party/parties bringing suit against you.

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