5 Things To Leave Out Of A Complaint

By Matthew Bultman (December 21, 2015, 3:43 PM EST) -- A well-written complaint can lay the groundwork for a winning case, but it's easy for attorneys to add over-the-top allegations or unnecessary information that clutters the filing.

The goal of a complaint is to provide an outline of a case against a defendant, laying out legal claims and the facts to back them up. But launching into personal attacks or tossing in exaggerated phrases can create problems later down the road.

"The only purpose the complaint serves is to put the ball in play," said John Zavitsanos, co-founder of Ahmad Zavitsanos Anaipakos Alavi & Mensing PC. "A lot of people think...

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