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
    • ADA Issues Affecting Retailers
      The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 was enacted to recognize and protect the civil rights of people with disabilities. Title III of the ADA addresses physical access for the disabled to commercial facilities and places of public ...

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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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    • New Supreme Court Rulings Affecting Employers
      At the end of its recently completed term, the United States Supreme Court decided several significant cases involving important issues for employers regarding the scope of federal disability discrimination law and the circumstances under which ...

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    • Neuropsychologist Beware

      NEUROPSYCHOLOGISTS have become key experts in litigating head injury cases. Their test results often provide the only objective data in cases of minor or moderate head injury. It is well known that such injuries persist despite normal ...

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    • Neuropsychological Assessment
      Neuropsychological assessments are important evidence in personal injury litigation and in any other type of court action in which head-injured person is seeking compensation. The assessment may be the only objective evidence that substantiates the ...

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    • Americans With Disabilities Act: Title III Highlights
      I. Who is covered by title III of the ADA II. Overview of Requirements III. "Individuals with Disabilities" IV. Eligibility for Goods and Services V. Modifications in Policies, Practices, and Procedures VI. Auxiliary Aids VII. Existing Facilities ...

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    • North Carolina Is A Good Home For Responsible Manufacturers
      "Products liability" refers to manufacturers' responsibility for injuries caused by items they make. Which state's law applies in a products case is often a complex issue. Interstate distribution of products and the mobility of American society may ...

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    • No Right to Jury Trial in State Court Bad Faith Actions
      On May 30, 2003, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that plaintiffs are not entitled to a jury trial under 42 Pa.C.S. § 8371, Pennsylvania’s bad faith statute. The ruling in Mishoe v. Erie Ins. Co. and Hamer v. Federal Kemper Ins. Co., 824 A.2d ...

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    • Mutual Fund "Bad Apples" Haven't Spoiled the Barrel
      The mutual fund industry enjoyed an excellent reputation for decades. It was untouched by the recent scandals in corporate America, which led to the bankruptcy of Enron, the indictment and demise of Arthur Anderson, and the adoption of the ...

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    • New York Automobile Accident Guide: Questions and Answers
      Generally, certain benefits for injuries received in a motor vehicle accident are payable regardless of who caused the accident. For example, if you are involved in an automobile accident and have automobile insurance coverage, your own insurance ...

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