A matter or case pertaining to the private right of an individual.
Laws concerned with civil or private rights and remedies, as contrasted with criminal laws.
A noncriminal litigation brought about to protect or preserve a civil or private right or matter.
An action brought by a person or party to recover damages or property, to force someone to honor a contract or to protect one's civil rights.
An action to protect a private right as opposed to a criminal lawsuit.
A court proceeding (other than criminal) to determine and enforce rights between parties, provide appropriate redress or compensation, and prevent future violations of rights.
A court proceeding, other than a criminal case, to determine and enforce rights between parties, prevent future violation of rights, and provide appropriate redress or compensation.
A case between two parties to remedy a private wrong.
a case brought by one party (the "plaintiff") against another party (the "defendant") to resolve a legal dispute involving rights based on statutory law or common law
a court case where one party sues another party, usually for money (damages)
a dispute between or among two or more persons or corporations in which the plaintiff asks the court to protect a right or to recover money or property from the defendant by the filing of a petition
a dispute between two or more parties in which the first party, called the plaintiff, accuses the second party, called the defendant, of violating some rule of civil law which has caused injury or damage to the plaintiff
a dispute between two or more people or a lawsuit against a person because he or she allegedly has violated another person's rights
an action between parties seeking an impartial settlement of a dispute
an action brought to enforce, redress, or protect private rights
a proceeding in which one person/agency prosecutes (sues) another to seek relief for or prevent some wrongful act or for the enforcement/protection of some right
a single case file number entered into the automated civil system (VCAP), regardless of the number of parties, issues, and claims involved in the case
a victim's only chance to take on the person who wronged them for money, the only real revenge available
a lawsuit brought by a party (the plaintiff) against another party (the defendant) claiming that the defendant failed to carry out a legal duty owed to the plaintiff and that the defendant's breach of duty caused financial or personal injury to the plaintiff. Usually, the purpose of bringing the case is to get a court order for the defendant to pay for damages suffered by the plaintiff.
arises from a dispute in which one party (an individual, group, or government) alleges in a lawsuit that it has been wronged by another party.
A lawsuit between individuals or organizations, which normally seeks monetary compensation for damages.
A lawsuit is called a "civil case" when it is between persons in their private capacities; or when the government sues an individual under the law, as distinguished from prosecuting a criminal charge. It results generally in a judgment for the plaintiff or for the defendant and, in many cases, involves the giving or denying of damages.
a court proceeding which involves legal issues between individuals/organizations/governments; court proceedings other than criminal matters; may or may not refer to cases involving family law disputes;
noncriminal lawsuit. The outcome of such case usually are judgments declaring that the defendant must pay the plaintiff an amount if money; or the court issues a injunction compelling the defendant to perform, or abstain from performing, a specific action.
A lawsuit about legal rights that usually involves money or property.
Issues in dispute between private citizens as distinct from criminal cases.
Usually a case between individuals or organizations that seeks a civil remedy.
A lawsuit among individuals or organizations for determination, enforcement, and/or protection of a right, or for the correction and/or prevention of a wrong. For a plaintiff to win a civil case the case must be proved by a preponderance of the evidence.
A lawsuit is called a civil case when it is between persons or entities in their private capacity or relations.
A civil case involves a trespass or civil wrong against a person or corporation. A civil case can be proven upon a preponderance of evidence, whereas a crime must be "proven beyond a reasonable doubt."
one usually involving a dispute between two or more private individuals or organizations.
A broad classification category that includes cases requesting the enforcement or protection of a right, or the redress or prevention of a wrong.
A noncriminal lawsuit, usually involving private property rights. For example, lawsuits involving breach of contract, probate, divorce, negligence and copyright violations are just a few of the many hundreds of varieties of civil lawsuits.