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
    • Is Obesity a Disability Under the ADA?
      The Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") provides that employers covered by the statute may not discriminate against a qualified individual with a disability with respect to employment matters. A person making a claim under the ADA, then, must ...

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    • The ADA and Employees with PTSD
      , 136 F.3d 1047 (5th Cir. 1998)The Fifth Circuit found that Hamilton, who suffered only temporary impairment due to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), was not 'disabled' under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). The court further noted ...

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    • Sexual Harassment and Corporate Liability

      Having sexual harassment policies in place is no guaranty that your clients or their employees are adequately protected. After all, many businesses still make common mistakes particularly when it comes to investigating claims of harassment and discrimination. For example, they may fail to maintain confidentiality to remind parties about policies regarding retaliation. If you represent corporate clients, it's important to ensure that their policies, both in writing and in practice, sufficiently protect their employees and reduce risks of liability. This is especially important considering the prospect of multi-million dollar verdicts. Read on to learn more about sexual harassment in the corporate workplace and ways to protect your clients.

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    • The Confidentiality of Personal Health Information in the Information Age
      With today's technological advances in computerized communications, personal health information and medical records are made available to a large number of health care providers, insurance companies and other third party payors through legitimate ...

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    • Arbitration v. Litigation In Court: Which To Choose If You Have The Choice
      When you have a choice of forums in which to litigate a dispute you can't otherwise resolve, which is cheaper, litigation or arbitration? Which is quicker? Which is more efficient? The only completely accurate answer to all three of these questions ...

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    • Keeping Your Trade Secrets Off the Internet: A Practical Perspective
      The tension between the Internet and trade secrets is clear. The Internet can destroy trade secrets by exposing them to millions of viewers. Here are some practical tips on how to prevent release of secrets on the Internet. How can secrets get on ...

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    • Non-Disclosure Safety Net
      While it is always good policy to require that high-level employees sign non-disclosure agreements, this does not guarantee sensitive information will remain secret if and when an employee leaves. In fact, there is not much you can do to guarantee ...

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    • Legal Issues For Companies And Agencies That Use GPS-Based Navigation and Position Technologies: Privacy Issues
      Electronic Data Retention and Use Issues Many companies are developing or adopting satellite navigation and location technologies, such as those that rely on the Department of Defense's GPS (Global Positioning System) satellites. The ability of ...

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    • Labor & Employment Update: February 1999
      In this issue: In 1998, California courts, in two well publicized employment discrimination cases, awarded thousands of dollars in attorneys' fees and costs to prevailing defendants despite the stringent standards against granting such awards ...

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    • The Estimation of Construction Contract Liquidated Damages
      There are few businesses for which the saying "time is money" is more appropriate than the construction industry. Construction contracting is extremely time sensitive. Owners lose opportunity and profits waiting for completion of late projects ...

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