The Civil Law

Athena & Saylor

Compensation- Some kind of payment to make up for loss, injury, and the like.

Remedy- Solution to the harm caused by the accused person.

Plaintiff- Person who files a legal action or claim.

Defendant- Person being sued or accused of a crime.

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

Main Ideas

- Civil law deals with non-criminal disputes.

- Generally, people file civil lawsuits in court.

- Judges & Juries use laws to settle these conflicts and decide remedies.

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

- Civil law provides a way for you to get compensated for damage caused by another person.

- Not every lawsuit can be settled with money.

- Judges usually establish equity by ordering the defendant to do something or to stop doing something.