Volume: 101 |  Issue: 1 |  Download

What is Litigation? Litigation is the term used to describe legal pro- ceedings initiated between two opposing parties to enforce or defend a legal right. Litigation is typically settled by agreement between the parties, but may also be heard and decided by a jury or judge in court or by arbitration or mediation. There are two parties in litigation, the plaintiff and the defendant. The plaintiff, the party filing the complaint, has the burden of proof.