Types of Cases
Important words and facts
•Civil law also deals with disagreements about things people own, called property.
•Personal injuries and torts account for nearly 40% of all civil cases field.
•Consumer protection laws stop manufacturers, sales people, and businesses from cheating or taking advantages of consumers.
•Tort—damage, injury, or wrongful act caused to one person,other than breaking a contract, for which a civil lawsuit can be field.
•Domestic-relations laws—laws regulating disagreements among family members.