Discussion board question assistance

I don’t know how to handle this Law question and need guidance.

Answer the following questions:

  1. What functions does the complaint serve?
  2. Why is it important that an amendment to a pleading relates back to the date of the original pleading?
  3. How does a defendant appear in a civil action?
  4. When is a counterclaim compulsory?
  5. What is the difference between a supplemental complaint and an amended complaint?

Please review the syllabus, but you should submit all assignments in Word format, Times-New Roman, 12 font, double spaced. You should rely primarily on the e-text readings for this assignment. You must includes citations (in APA style) to the e-text page where you found each answer.