Unlike criminal prosecution, civil litigation is a lawsuit brought to court in order to receive damages or to recover a right. Civil litigation usually involves disputes of private law issues between individuals, businesses or nonprofit organizations. At the same time, civil litigations can entail public law issues.
If you are entering a civil litigation lawsuit, contact one of our civil litigation attorneys in your area.
A civil litigation lawsuit is started as soon as the plaintiff’s attorney files a written complaint. The defendant’s attorney will then deliver a written response to the complaint along with any possible counter-claims.
After the response is filed, the parties engage in the discovery process. At this point, the parties will learn about all the facts involved in the case in order to prepare for the trial. The discovery process includes depositions of parties and any witnesses, the exchange of documents, as well as written questions, known as “interrogatories.”
Possible civil litigation lawsuits include, but are not limited to:
– Tort claim
– Real estate disputes
– Contractual disputes
– Employee discrimination claims
– General civil claims
Whether you are entering the civil litigation lawsuit as the plaintiff or defendant, it is important to have a qualified and specialized civil litigation lawyer by your side. Contact the St. Augustine civil litigation attorneys at Canan Law to give you an evaluation of your case today.