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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

  • Understanding the Legal Fee Agreement: Consumers' Rights in the Legal Marketplace

    Finding the "right lawyer" to represent you is a challenging process describe in the companion to this article, How to Hire the "Right Lawyer": Consumers' Rights in the Legal Marketplace. Once you have found the"right lawyer," you will want a ...

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  • Attorney's Fees

    This chapter explains various types of attorney fees, and how those fees are often determined. Some helpful tips to the consumer on how to keep their legal costs down are also included.An attorney bases fees on such factors as the degree of ...

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  • Create A Homestead for Your Homestead

    A person's home is his or her castle, subject of course to real estate taxes, assessments, mortgages, and creditors threatening to attach the home to satisfy a money judgment. Filing a simple form with the Registry of Deeds won't help protect your ...

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  • When You And Your Partner Or Spouse Part Company, What Happens To Your Horses And Horse Property?

    Any time you involve someone else in your property, you should put into writing what will happen to that property if you part company with that person or persons. The best time to put it into writing is before the other person acquires an interest ...

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  • Dissolution of Marriage

    Husband, wife and attorneys have the absolute obligation to act properly, regardless of the behavior of the other. Do not stoop to the other's level. No matter how weird, the other side can justify his or her action to self. All disagreements ...

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  • Perjury in Our Family Courts: Family Lawyers BEWARE!

    It is no surprise that emotions run high in the family law arena, and litigants’ perceptions of incidents vary wildly. What happens, however, when a witness swears to “tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth” and then lies ...

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  • Landlord Required To Pay Tenants For Repairs And Improvements

    FindLaw's analysis of caselaw in Pennsylvania addressing landlord tenant law, specifically the binding effect of oral assurances regarding lease terms as well as landlord obligations to reimburse for repairs made by tenants.

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  • Florida Tort Reform-1999

    Products liability refers to the legal liability of manufacturers and sellers to compensate buyers, users, and even bystanders, for damages or injuries suffered because of defects in goods purchased. Although the ultimate responsibility for injury ...

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  • Wages Increasing But So Are Taxes On Damages

    The enactment last summer of federal legislation increasing the minimum wage was a welcome relief to many employees. The measure, however, is unwelcome news for many employees and employers as well. Tucked into the law raising the minimum wage from ...

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  • When Corporations Get Stung, They Listen Up

    Philip Morris is spending $100 million to revamp its image, launching a television and web campaign that wams-surprise; surprise-cigarettes do kill after all. What is driving the company's effort to "educate" the public about the dangers of smoking ...

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