What Is Civil Law?
Civil law is the set of laws in a country or state that govern the private affairs of its citizens, such as marriage, divorce, contracts, and torts (civil wrongs, such as negligence)
What Is Civil Litigation?
Civil litigation means a lawsuit over a civil dispute, like breach of contract, automobile negligence, medical malpractice, wrongful employment termination, construction liens, etc.
Who Are The Basic Parties To A Civil Litigation?
A Plaintiff brings the lawsuit. A Defendant is the party who is sued. Sometimes, you also have third party defendants, someone the Defendant(s) believes is actually responsible for the wrong caused the Plaintiff. In a divorce or other family law matter, the Plaintiff is referred to as the Petitioner, and the Defendant is referred to as the Respondent.
What Is A Civil Pleading?
A civil pleading is the Complaint, which is what the Plaintiff files to initiate the lawsuit, and an Answer, which is the Defendant’s response to the allegations made in the Complaint. Although not technically correct, many people also refer to anything filed in a civil case, such as motions, notices, and briefs, as civil pleadings.
Are there alternatives to litigation? Yes, mediation or informal settlement discussions are alternatives.
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