Common examples of civil cases include child custody, child support, contract violations, personal injury, property damage and divorce. A civil case settles a personal or business conflict when an individual or group fee... More » Government & Politics Law

State or federal government bring criminal actions against parties that are accused of violating the law and civil actions are non-criminal acts brought against those accused of violating private rights. Examples of crim... More » Government & Politics Law

The University of California at Berkeley notes that common law is uncodified, which means that there is not a complete collection of legal statues and rules, while civil law is codified. As of 2014, a majority of nations... More » Government & Politics Law
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Examples of civil cases include personal injury lawsuits, civil rights lawsuits, wrongful death, copyright infringement or breach of contract, states FindLaw. Civil cases are legal disputes between two private parties th... More » Government & Politics Law

Those who do not have the financial capacity to pay for legal representation in court may seek legal aid services for cases such as divorce, child custody or domestic abuse, according to Low-income individuals... More » Government & Politics Law