What happens if a civil case is incorrectly filed? Is there recourse to request that the case be dropped and make the petitioner refile the case?
For example, in Indiana, a petition for a protective order must be accompanied with a statement by an affidavit, but it seems that judges often schedule a hearing for these petitions without such a statement. Can the respondent do anything if such a statement is not attached? If there is an affidavit, then isn't it the right that they should know their statement before the hearing?
The second example is about if there is obviously contradictory information in the filed case. To use a petition for a protective order example again, suppose that the petitioner checks the box that violence has happened, but then claims latter that violence did not happen and that they are filing the petition for harassment. Does this not fail to properly notify the respondent to what is being claimed against them? (Also, isn't this an obvious case of perjury?)