What is civil litigation? What are the different types of civil litigation cases? How does the civil litigation process work? These are typically questions that attorneys are asked on a regular basis. Unless you went to law school, most Americans are not familiar with civil litigation. Americans would not need to concern themselves with the civil litigation process unless there arose a dispute that needed to be resolved in civil court. When this happens, Americans want to know the answers to the three questions mentioned above. Let us review each question here.
What is civil litigation?
Civil litigation is a legal dispute between two parties that are seeking monetary compensation as form of justice. Civil law cases handle all cases that are non-criminal. In criminal cases if the defendant is found guilty, the defendant will face jail time. In civil cases, if the defendant is found guilty the defendant will pay money to plaintiff.