Does a plaintiff have to prove all of the parts on their statement of claim in civil court?

Asked about 1 year ago - Fridley, MN

does a plaintiff have to prove all of the parts on their statement of claim in civil court? Do they have to prove all of their points?

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  1. Tricia Dwyer

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    Answered . Hello. The burden of proof is typically on the plaintiff, but, in some circumstances the burden of proof may shift to the opponent. If you are involved in a lawsuit, I urge you to seek attorney counsel and assistance.

    Do seek legal counsel for your personal legal issues and needs. This post is not legal advice and does not create... more
  2. Maury Devereau Beaulier

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    Answered . The plaintiff bears the burden of proof for proving the relevant elements of their claim. That does not mean they must prove every statement of their complaint if it is not necessary to the cause of action.

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  3. Jeremy Judson Cobb

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    Answered . Why wouldn't you ask your attorney this question? We are not your pro bono lawyers.

  4. Timothy J Broking

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    Answered . You should contact an attorney in your jurisdiction.

    The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not... more
  5. Samuel Cohen

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    Answered . The Plaintiff bears the burden of every element of his/her/its claim.

    The information provided is for general informational purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice. I am... more

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