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Wisconsin Rules of Civil Procedure

Wisconsin rules of civil procedure lays down the rules that should be followed by Wisconsin state courts.  The rules govern civil actions.  In Wisconsin a civil action commences by filing of a complaint.  Party who commences the action is called the plaintiff, and the opposite party is called the defendant.  A civil action can be classified into various stages that include: pleading stage, discovery stage, trial stage, and judgment stage.

Pleadings acceptable in Wisconsin courts are: complaint, answer to complaint, counter claim, reply to counter claim, cross claim, answer to cross claim, third party complaint and answer to third party complaint.  A complaint should be filed by the real party in interest.  If the real party in interest is a minor or individuals alleged or adjudicated incompetent, the person’s representative should file the complaint.  The courts if found necessary will appoint a guardian ad litem to represent the minor or individuals alleged or adjudicated incompetent.

Parties may obtain discovery by depositions upon oral examination or written questions; written interrogatories; production of documents or things or permission to enter upon land or other property, for inspection and other purposes; physical and mental examinations; and requests for admission.

At the trial stage, a party may demand for trial by jury.  A judgment is passed after trial.

Wisconsin Rules of Civil Procedure

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