Civil Litigation

This is FindLaw's collection of Civil Litigation articles, part of the Litigation and Disputes section of the Corporate Counsel Center. Civil litigation is the process in which civil matters are resolved in a court of law. Civil matters can be described as situations dealing with relationships between people, such as a marriage, or a contract dispute between corporations. Civil laws are made by legislators, not through decisions rendered by judges. Civil litigation proceedings are governed by these statutes. Law articles in this archive are predominantly written by lawyers for a professional audience seeking business solutions to legal issues. Start your free research with FindLaw.

Civil Litigation Articles
    • Facts Are Not What Wins Cases, Perceptions Do

      YOU CAN VIEW SOME FACTS BEFORE THEY ARE CREATED Significant Evidentiary Issues Which Are Key To Our SuccessConclusion Last month the Labor Letter reported on a decision of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals which held that a plaintiff cannot "pick ...

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    • Illinois Students

      Student Records The ("ISSRA") was enacted more than 20 years ago, in 1976, and shortly thereafter the firm developed a detailed Student Records policy to facilitate compliance with the then-new requirements. Unlike many such regulatory laws, these ...

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    • Illinois Passes New Equal Pay Act and Expands Statutory Coverage

      On May 11, 2003, Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich signed the Equal Pay Act of 2003. The Illinois Act mirrors the federal Equal Pay Act in that it prohibits employers from paying an employee of one sex less than an employee of the opposite sex for ...

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    • Mediation from a Plaintiff's Perspective
      A very few years ago mediation never even came into our vernacular. For the majority of most of our professional careers, there were mandatory settlement conferences scheduled by the courts and that was the time that settlement was discussed, not ...

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    • Labeling Requirements in Canada and Mexico

      In the rush to produce and deliver an export sale, US exporters frequently overlook an importing country's labeling requirements. Overlooking such requirements is often not without repercussions, however, and has come back to haunt many an exporter ...

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    • Major California Legislation Enacted in 1997 Relating to Hazardous Materials

      Prior law required the Director of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment to convene an advisory committee by June 30, 1994 to conduct a comprehensive review of the policies, methods and guidelines followed by the boards, departments and ...

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    • Industry Proposal for Video Rating

      In the Telecommunications Act of 1996, Congress provided the broadcast industry a one-year window of opportunity to develop a voluntary rating system for video programs. The industry responded by preparing a joint proposal, which was backed by the ...

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    • Disability Discrimination Laws Will Soon Apply to Small Employers

      Although the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has been in effect for employers with 25 or more employees since July 26, 1992, smaller employers will soon be covered. The ADA contains a two-tiered effective date designed to allow smaller ...

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    • Labor & Employment Update: January 1999

      In October, U.S. District Court Judge Claudia Wilken granted a preliminary injunction to United Airlines Inc., blocking San Francisco from enforcing its domestic partner benefits ordinance against United. The ordinance requires...

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    • Labor & Employment Update: January 1998

      In this issue: Employers throughout the country are implementing arbitration programs to resolve workplace disputes regarding issues such as wrongful termination, sexual harassment and employment discrimination. In a recent California decision the ...

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