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Information about CivilCourts

Published on February 26, 2014

Author: Chazz55


CIVIL COURTS : CIVIL COURTS Legal Jurisdiction: Legal Jurisdiction Federal State County City Civil Courts: Civil Courts Small claims: $7,500 or less Traffic Divorce Probate Types of Lawsuits: Types of Lawsuits Complaint for Damages CLASS ACTION: a group of people had the same experience. INDIVIDUAL: personal injury (tort), wrongful termination, discrimination, other alleged wrongs Proceedings: Proceedings Lawsuit Motions &/or Depositions Trial Ruling by Judge or Jury Damages: Damages Compensatory – actual loss Punitive – punish the defendant General – non-monetary losses Special – actual monetary losses Key Participants: Key Participants PLAINTIFF: The person who is suing (filed the lawsuit) DEFENDANT: The person being sued Writing The Story: Writing The Story Who Sued? Who Was Sued? Why? When? Which Court? Writing The Story - 2: Writing The Story - 2 Damages? Jury Trial? Recap what happened Try to talk to the other side What Next?

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