Thursday, February 11, 2016


The Court will be closed on Friday, February 12th in observance of Lincoln's Birthday
The Court will be closed on Monday, February 15th in observance of Presidents' Day

Words used in Unlawful Detainer process.

The meaning of a term as explicitly stated in a drafted document.

Answer:
To respond to a pleading or discovery request; a defendant's first pleading that addresses the merits of the case.
Complaint:
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.
Default:
The omission or failure to perform a legal or contractual duty.
Defendant:
A person sued in a legal proceeding.
Demand:
To claim as one's due; to require; to seek relief.
Eviction:
The act or process of legally dispossessing a person of land or rental property.
Judgment:
A court's final determination of the right and obligations of the parties in a case.
Notice:
Legal notification required by law or agreement.
Plaintiff:
The party who brings a civil suit in a court of law.
Serve:
To make legal delivery of (a notice or process).
Unlawful Detainer:
The unjustifiable retention of the possession of real property by one whose original entry was lawful, as when a tenant holds over after lease termination despite the landlord's demand for possession.
Writ:
A court's written order, in the name of a state or other competent legal authority, commanding the addressee to do or refrain from doing some specified act.