The party who brings a civil suit in a court of law. In Plain English: The plaintiff is the person who is suing the defendant. In most cases that personal injury firms take, this person will be someone who was…
The complaint is the initial pleading that starts a civil action and states the basis for the court’s jurisdiction, the basis for the plaintiff’s claim, and the demand for relief.
In Plain English:
A complaint is a document that the plaintiff’s attorney writes. It is the first document filed in a lawsuit, and it is the filing of this document that is meant when someone says he will “file a lawsuit.” It includes facts and allegations about what happened, and why the plaintiff is suing the defendant.