The Civil Law

Compensation- payment to make up for a loss, injury, and the like.

Remedy- A solution to the harm cause by the person accused.

Plaintiff- The person suing.

Defendant- The person being sued.

Equity- Justice under the law that is influenced by fairness.

The Main Ideas

-Civil law deals with non-criminal disputes.

-Generally, people file civil lawsuits in court.

-Judges & juries use use laws to settle these conflicts

-Civil law provides two kinds of remedies for breaking the law : compensation, and equity