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Civil Law and Common Law

Civil law relates to the law as it applies to disputes between individuals, corporations or other legal entities.  Common law is the "filling in of the gaps" of written law by a court or jury with their belief of what is commonly thought of as right by the community when adjudicating a dispute between parties.  After a judge or jury makes a common law ruling, that ruling can be used as a reference as to how to settle future, similar cases.  This is often referred to as "case law".

In a civil court, charges are brought by one or more parties against one or more other parties.  After a period of "discovery" where both parties discover and share the facts concerning the charges, the dispute goes to trial either before a judge or a jury.  The facts are then presented by both sides and the judge or jury determines if there is fault and what the remedy shall be.  More often than not, the remedy in a civil trial is a monetary reward.

Unlike a criminal trial, either party to a civil trail may appeal the decision to a higher court.  Depending upon the basis for the appeal, the appellate court may or may not decide to review the case.


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