You can use a decision tree like this to follow the progress of a case through trial and appeal beginning with summons, following the case's path considering its many outcomes and decisions made during the trial.
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Summons Petition (Equity) or Libel (Admiralty) Plaintiff Complaint New Matter (admits but a defense) Answer (denial) Demurrer
(no c/a stated) Discovery
Request for Admissions Trial:
Opening Statements Plaintiff Evidence Direct Verdict Non-Suit
(Eid. does not warrant Plaintiff verdict) Defendant Evidence Direct Verdict Motion for non-suit or direct verdict Arguments of Counsel Jury Instruction Defendant
moves for Defendant
moves for If granted, then case ends and Plaintiff has failed-may appeal Defendant
for Motion in Arrest of Judgment Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict Motion for New Trial Plaintiff or
Defendant Plaintiff Defendant If granted, case over subject to appeal.
If not granted, then continues Progress of a Case Through Trial and Appeal