In This Chapter
• Making sense of the court system
• Why the courts can make and enforce their decisions
• Federal versus state level cases
• An overview of the trial process
To understand how a lawsuit works, you have to know a bit more than what you learned in your high school civics class. It’s still based on the same principles, but you need more detail. Although there are differences in detail from state to state and even from county to county, the basics remain the same throughout the United States.