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Skills Center: Complaints and Other Pleadings

The Minnesota Courts' online Glossary defines a Complaint as: A legal written document by a person bringing a civil lawsuit stating his or her claims against the defendant. Also, the written document charging an alleged criminal defendant. These documents are part of the court record.

Models for complaints can be found in treatises on Actions and Defenses at the Law Library and in many county law libraries around the state.

Related Topics: Forms; Court Records.

DISCLAIMER:  As librarians and not lawyers, we can suggest resources but cannot give legal advice (such as which form to file), or legal opinions, (such as how a statute might apply to particular facts.)  To do so could be considered the unauthorized practice of law.  Even though we try to suggest materials that will be of help, further research is usually required to find a complete and correct answer.  For many questions, the best answer may be to consult an attorney.  For links to resources on finding an attorney, see http://www.lawlibrary.state.mn.us/selfhelp.html#atty.

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Minnesota State Law Library: Skills Center: Complaints and Other Pleadings

Last updated on March 10, 2015.
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