Civil Remedies

This is FindLaw's collection of Civil Remedies articles, part of the Litigation and Disputes section of the Corporate Counsel Center. A civil remedy refers to the remedy that a party has to pay to the victim of a wrong he commits. A civil remedy is generally separate form a criminal remedy, although in certain situations the civil and criminal remedy may be related. Civil remedies require the cooperation of the victim and are voluntary. 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 Remedies Articles
    • Post-Judgment Remedies-Execution in Wisconsin
      Generally, executions should be used when there is money or property in the hands of a judgment debtor that can be seized to satisfy a judgment. Execution is a method by which a judgment creditor can enforce a judgment by requiring the payment of ...

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    • New York Appellate Division Limits Bank Liability For Sharing Confidential Information
      In Smith v. Chase Manhattan Bank, USA, N.A., et al., 741 N.Y.S.2d 100 (N.Y. App. Div., 2d Dep't, April 15, 2002), the New York Appellate Division recently affirmed dismissal of a class action alleging that Chase Manhattan Bank USA, N.A. and its ...

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    • New Way to Avoid Limits On Punitive Damages
      Suppose you represent the plaintiff in a products liability case and there's a good potential for punitive damages, but punitive damages are prohibited or severely restricted in your state. What can you do? Why not tell the judge that you want your ...

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    • Restoring the Injured Party Vs. Sales Tax Recovery
      Can a tort victim recover sales tax from a tortfeasor who causes the total loss of the tort victim's vehicle? The Louisiana Supreme Court recently addressed this issue in the case of State Farm v. Berthelot, 98-1011 (La. 4/13/99), WL 213023 (La.). A ...

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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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    • Recovery of Non-Economic Damages in Delayed Diagnosis of Cancer Cases
        Physicians in Colorado may be liable for emotional distress damages if they fall below the legal standard of care in failing to aggressively pursue and definitively diagnose symptoms of cancer or other life-threatening diseases in a timely and ...

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    • Procedural Requirements for Pleading Punitive Damages
      The Florida Supreme Court has once again reaffirmed the importance of strict adherence to Section 768.72, Florida Statutes (1987), which dictates the procedural requirements a plaintiff and trial court must follow before punitive damages can be ...

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    • When Good Contracts Go Bad
      In contrast to a few years ago, business no longer hesitates to invest in technology. Computers can perform a variety of core business functions faster, more accurately, and at lower cost than a human staff. The result is increased productivity at ...

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    • Tort Reform
      On June 16, 2004, Mississippi governor Haley Barbour signed House Bill No. 13 into law, bringing significant reform to Mississippi’s civil justice system. Prior to the reform, Mississippi’s civil justice system had been ranked as the worst ...

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