Civil Law

Brooke Sharp, Camden Schwederman, and Carly Sims

Main ideas of this passage

  • Civil laws deal with non-criminal disputes.
  • Not every lawsuit can be settled with money.
  • Civil laws provide a way for you to compensated for damaged caused by another person.
  • Judges usually establish equity by ordering the defendant to do something.
  • Judges and juries use law to settle these conflicts and decide remedies.

Important Words

  1. Compensation-payment to make up for a loss injury,and the like.
  2. Remedy-solution to the harm caused by the accused person.
  3. Plaintiff-person who flies a legal action or claim.
  4. Defendant-person being sued or accused of a crime.
  5. Equity-justice under the law that is influenced by fairness.