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
    • Tips When Testifying

      Being questioned under oath by the other side, whether at trial or at deposition, will be most productive if you follow some basic principles: Tell the truth. Testimony is made up of questions and answers. Even more important than articulating the ...

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    • Second Opinion or Cocktail Party Advice?

      It is frequently true that attorney's opinions are based upon areas of uncertainty or ambiguity. Take for instance an attorney who is asked to express an opinion regarding the possibility of victory in a piece of civil litigation. In order to draw ...

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    • The Business of Litigation Support
      Litigation support, it turns out, is no more confined to expert witness testimony than the solar system is to Earth. Earth is what we know most about and it's where our understanding begins. However, everything doesn't revolve around us and we're ...

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    • Texas Litigation: Stages of a Lawsuit
      When most people think of the American legal system, they probably think of a courtroom where lawyers argue their cases to the jury under the auspices of a judge. The media and entertainment industry has bombarded the viewing public with dramatic ...

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    • Terminating Employees Who Claim They Are Disabled
      The anti-discrimination laws do not prevent an employer from firing an employee who is not doing his/her job. They simply require that the employer have a legitimate non-discriminatory reason for the termination. “Non-discriminatory” means the ...

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    • Terazosin Hydrochloride Antitrust Litigation
      In what has become known as the Hytrin generic drug patent antitrust litigation, the 11th Circuit recently vacated certification of the class because of the potential for significant conflict among class members. Specifically, the court held that ...

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    • Tax and Estate Planning for the Nouveaux Riches
      One of the most enduring stereotypes in the legal profession, as well as in the public mind, is that of the private client solicitor. We are all familiar with the almost Dickensian image of the kindly practitioner who attended to the wills, estates ...

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    • Taking Steps to Fully Compensate a Victim After a Serious Accident
      Article provided by Joseph G. Klest. Please visit our Web site. Accidents are a leading cause of serious injury and death in the United States every year. For instance, there were over 41,000 fatal automobile accidents in the United States in 2007 ...

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    • The Attorney-Client Privilege: Slicing The Lines of Distinction More Thinly
      The significant cases decided in the attorney-client privilege area in the last year or so clearly reflect an evolution in judicial thinking. Unlike in the majority of decisions in the past, the current approach by the courts is to slice the line of ...

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    • The Americans With Disabilities Act and Education

      The Americans With Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination in a wide variety of contexts including the workplace, businesses and places considered to be "public accommodations," and in schools. Since this is a federal law ...

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