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
    • Light Duty Jobs and the ADA

      Employers should seriously consider the ADA implications of light duty jobs before creating (or continuing) such jobs on a regular basis. The ADA requires employers to "accommodate" disabled employees, under some circumstances, by placing them in ...

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    • EEOC Issues Guidelines on Reasonable Accomodation

      EEOC issues guidance on reasonable accommodationThe Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued detailed policy guidance on employers' obligation to provide reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ...

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    • EEOC Issues Regulations on Releases/Waivers of Age Discrimination Claims

      On June 5, 1998, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") issued regulations that provide guidance on the requirements of the Older Workers' Benefit Protection Act of 1990 ("OWBPA"). The OWBPA established mandatory minimum standards ...

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    • Managed Care Contract Issues

      A silent PPO arises when a contracting entity negotiates discounts with a Provider and then sells access to discounts to other, non-related parties after the Provider renders services to individuals covered by the non-related parties. Insurance ...

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    • It's Only An NDA

      It is only a nondisclosure agreement, a one-pager, what can it hurt? Such is often the observation when confronted with a simple, often one-page, nondisclosure agreement (NDA). Since it is so simple, one need not contact legal counsel to review the ...

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    • Discrimination by Supervisors: Is It Actionable?

      Employers often need to make difficult business and personnel decisions in running their businesses. Accordingly, personnel managers are hired, human resources departments are created and administrators are assigned various tasks pertaining to ...

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    • How Companies Can Reduce the Costs and Risks Associated with Electronic Discovery

      Email is a hybrid form of communication. Email affords employees the opportunity to communicate casually, as they would in a typical conversation, even though a permanent record may be created.

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    • Lifting Restrictions Under ADA: Good News For Employers

      One of the most difficult dilemmas for employers is how to treat an employee who is returning to work with a lifting restriction. The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) describes a disability as "A a physical or mental impairment that ...

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    • Is Job-Related Stress Covered by the ADA?

      The workplace provides a fertile source for complaints regarding stress. A growing number of employees are claiming that the workplace imposes so much stress that they should be considered "disabled" and provided with reasonable accommodation within ...

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    • Bills Passed by the 1999 Hawaii Legislature

      No matter what your political stripe, you should be aware of the following bills which were passed. The following is not a complete list of all bills, but a brief summary of those bills which were either (1) interesting or (2) may impact you ...

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