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Complaint

Civil Complaint, Criminal Complaint

The PLEADING that initiates a civil action; in CRIMINAL LAW, the document that sets forth the basis upon which a person is to be charged with an offense.

FURTHER READINGS

Federal Employees News Digest, eds. 2000. Whistleblowing: A Federal Employee's Guide to Charges, Procedures, and Penalties. Reston, Va.: Federal Employees News Digest.

Kahan, Jeffrey B. 2001. "How to Prepare Response to Complaints." Los Angeles Lawyer 24 (April).

McCord, James W.H. "Drafting the Complaint: Defending and Testing the Lawsuit." Practising Law Institute 447.

CROSS-REFERENCES

Civil Procedure.

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