1.A lawsuit begins with the filing of a complaint.
2.A pleading is a legal document filed with the court that sets forth the position and contentions of a party.
3.An answer usually sets forth the defendant's defenses and counterclaims.
4.Certain defenses may be made by motin rather than included in the answer.
5.In some circumstances, a party must obtain the court's permission to amend its complaint.
6.Pleadings must be submitted to the court when the action is set down for trail.
7.The defendant was given a copy fo information before he was called upon to plead.
8.The indictment was incorrectly worded.
9.The statement of claim was stuck out because it disclosed no cause of action.
10.This complaint or pleading is a statement of the charge against the defendant and the remedy sought, typically money damages.