What is a plaintiff and what's their role?
If you are the one starting the case, you are called the plaintiff, and the person or business you are suing is called the defendant. In most civil cases, the plaintiff is asking for a specific amount of money to be paid by the defendant. However, in some civil cases, the plaintiff may be asking the court to tell the defendant to stop some behavior or to do a specific thing. The plaintiff is responsible for paying the filing fees, and most other required fees such as service fees. In a civil case, both the plaintiff and the defendant may be represented by an attorney, unless the case is filed as a small claims case.

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1. What is a civil case?
2. What is a plaintiff and what's their role?
3. What are filing fees and costs associated with the case?
4. What is a small claims court?
5. What are the definitions of a tenant and a landlord?
6. What is a Notice to Quit?
7. What happens if I as a tenant fail to appear before court?
8. What if a tenant disagrees with the eviction notice?