Pleading is the first stage of a lawsuit where the parties submit their claims and defenses. The plaintiff submits a complaint stating the issue in controversy. The defendant submits an answer stating defenses and denials. Pleadings notify the defendant that a lawsuit has been instituted and provides notice to the plaintiff of the defendant’s intentions in regards to the suit.

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