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
    • 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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    • Civil Legal Remedies for Crime Victims
      Victims suffer painful and often permanent injuries at the hands of their assailants.Despite many effective advocacy efforts during this past decade, our society still does not provide adequate relief to victims in the wake of crime. Civil ...

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    • Preventing Lawsuits for Wrongful Termination
      Persons whose employment status is "at-will" and who: are not covered by an anti-discrimination statute; do not have an oral, written, expressed or implied contract; have not been terminated in violation of public policy; or were not terminated in ...

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    • Petitioning and Opposing Certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court
      You have just been handed an unexpected defeat in the federal court of appeals or state supreme court. Your client calls, complaining that the appellate ruling is legally insupportable and totally unjust. She wants relief; she wants you to take the ...

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    • Personal Injury Damages in Maryland
      A working knowledge of damages is important for knowing at an early stage, what foundations must be laid to request damages of the potential defendant and what defenses can be raised to the damages claimed by a plaintiff. An individual who has been ...

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    • OSHA in the New Millennium
      OSHA will focus on ergonomics, willful-accident investigations, lockout-tagout, fall protection, chemicals and targeted inspections as we start the new millennium. With one of three Review Commission (OSHA court) members resigning and a second ...

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