Civil

Civil

A lawsuit is a civil action brought before a court of law in which a plaintiff, a party who claims to have received damages from a defendant's actions, seeks a legal or equitable remedy.

The defendant is required to respond to the plaintiff's complaint. If the plaintiff is successful, judgment will be given in the plaintiff's favor, and a range of court orders may be issued to enforce a right, award damages, or impose an injunction to prevent an act or compel an act. A declaratory judgment may be issued to prevent future legal disputes.

A lawsuit may involve dispute resolution of private law issues between individuals, business entities or non-profit organizations. A lawsuit may also enable the government to be treated as if it were a private party in a civil case, as plaintiff or defendant regarding an injury, or may provide the government with a civil cause of action to enforce certain laws. Below you can find a list of cases that are covered by this office.

  • Divorce
  • Restraining Orders
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Real Property
  • Product Liability
  • Car Accidents
  • Torts
  • Contract
  • Business Law
  • Business Litigation
  • DMV Actions
  • General Civil