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Civil Cases

Civil law involves disputes between individuals or groups and usually results in monetary compensation for the injured party.

Asked in Law & Legal Issues, Civil Cases

What happens if a party doesn't respond to interrogatories?

You file a motion to compel, and ask the court to order them to do so. You also ask for attorney fees for the cost of bringing the motion. If they still don't do so, you ask for sanctions (such as dismissing their complaint or a defense). Yes, you file a motion to compel - but, attempt to work out the reasons why they haven't responded within the deadline to respond. Most judges do not want to be dragged into discovery disputes....
Asked in History, Politics & Society, Civil Cases, Court Procedure

What are the five steps in a civil case?

The five steps in a civil case are: Bringing suit the defendants response pretrial discussions trial appeal ...
Asked in Civil Cases, Court Procedure

Who won Estelle v Gamble?

If I'm not mistaken, Estelle won this case as a result of extensive documentation, proving that Gamble had received adequate treatment. Gamble's own factual documentation accounted the details of his treatment wich supported the doctor's defense that they were not indifferent to him and treated him in good faith based on their understanding of his injuries. ...
Asked in Civil Cases, Consumer Rights and Protection

When is the Payout Day for the Avandia-Lawsuit?

That all depends on the law firm that is representing you - when they decide to submit for settlement. I for one know that the firm I'm with just submitted a list of about 2k clients to the Glaxo Lawyers... Finally settlement time! Doesn't matter though, still a lot of work ahead booting cases/claimants that aren't cooperating/qualifying and adding new ones. The record ordering process never ends! From the day that settlement negotiations begin - depending on how many individuals are involved in...
Asked in Civil Cases, Federal Laws, International Laws

Where to file a complaint against NCAA?

In a court of proper jurisdiction.
Asked in Civil Cases, Torts

What is average settlement in Avandia lawsuit cases?

OK, here it is - My gross settlement amount is $19,347 from that the lawyer gets %40 so that means i get around $11,000. Nope lawyers expenses $ 1000- $2500 i'll figure $1750 so my Settlement amount from a drug that caused me to have 3 stints place in my heart, live on numerous high dollar drugs, is.........$9,250......oopps wait i took out one of those lawsuit loans i got $2500, have to pay back around $5000 it was dumb but at the...
Asked in Civil Lawsuits, Civil Cases, Legal Definitions

Is an adjudication legally binding?

Yes. Adjudication is the legal process to settle a dispute. It is the act of a court, or other arbiter, to hear and settle a case and render a decision, order, judgment, or decree. Yes. Adjudication is the legal process to settle a dispute. It is the act of a court, or other arbiter, to hear and settle a case and render a decision, order, judgment, or decree. Yes. Adjudication is the legal process to settle a dispute. It is the act...
Asked in Law & Legal Issues, Civil Cases, Court Procedure

What does 'the law of the case' mean?

The "law of the case" is a situation where an appellate court has made a determination on a question of law and remanded the case for retrial. If the case comes before the appellate court again after retrial, the point of law determined by the first appellate court may not be appealed again. An appellant does not get to reopen that issue just because the case is once again before an appellate court. That point of law is now the "law of...
Asked in Health, Civil Cases, Torts, Food Safety

Can you sue for a band aid in your food?

Yes, you can sue, because it should be against permit policiy. :) It is also a safety hazard because it could contain blood from someones body that could be contaminated with all sorts of disease, potentially making you very ill. You can't sue just because it is there. You would need to claim some kind off damage from it. Most restaurant owners will feel genuinely embarrassed by it and offer some compensation as a customer satisfaction issue as well as to prevent publicity and...
Asked in Labor and Employment Law, Civil Cases, Torts

How can you stop an employee from stealing customer information that you as a business have obtained from the customer?

If your business has competent IT staff, have them create a few policies to define acceptable use and data security. Additionally, enforcing access control lists via group policy would be a good idea (for example, the HR department would be the only group that would have access to employee records). Added: Terminate them - take the matter to court and request to have the court issue an injunction against the employee's actions vis-a-vis your client information, and/or sue the individual in civil court. ...
Asked in Civil Lawsuits, Civil Process, Civil Cases

How do you answer a civil summons for a lawsuit?

If you are going to answer the complaint (rather than, for example, file a motion to dismiss or other pre-answer motion), you generally will want to respond to each numbered allegation of the complaint (the allegations usually appear in separately numbered paragraphs). The responses are generally "admit" or "deny" in nature, although it is usually permissible to "deny for lack of knowledge" if the circumstances dictate. Once the admissions/denials have been made, one often assets any applicable "affirmative defenses", again, in separately numbered paragraphs....
Asked in Law & Legal Issues, Civil Process, Civil Cases, Court Procedure

What is a Motion to Compel?

If you are involved in a lawsuit the opposing side is allowed to receive certain documents from you as part of the discovery process. The documents were probably already asked for in a Request for Production. A motion to compel is a motion to the court, which if granted will force you to produce the documents to the opposing counsel, which were asked for in the Request for Production. Answer A motion to compel may also apply to other forms of discovery,...
Asked in Civil Cases, Torts

Can an insane person be held liable for a tort yes or no?

There is no yes or no answer to your question. There is no yes or no answer to your question. There is no yes or no answer to your question. There is no yes or no answer to your question. ...
Asked in Civil Cases, Real Estate Buying and Selling, DIY Projects, Death and Dying

How do you find out if someone died in your home?

It may be impossible to determine but you could try speaking to neighbours, especially older neighbours who have been in the neighbourhood for some decades. You might also try the local library or newspaper archives cross- referencing local newspaper stories with your street name (though it maybe a long haul here). You could write to the Officer in Charge of local police. If he is a friendly type he might help. Editors too sometimes can be helpful. Another way that may yield results...
Asked in Civil Cases

Can you sue for breach of promise to marry in the state of Virginia?

Nope. § 8.01-220. Action for alienation of affection, breach of promise, criminal conversation and seduction abolished. A. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, no civil action shall lie or be maintained in this Commonwealth for alienation of affection, breach of promise to marry, or criminal conversation upon which a cause of action arose or occurred on or after June 28, 1968. B. No civil action for seduction shall lie or be maintained where the cause of action arose or accrued on...
Asked in Loans, Civil Cases

What can you do if the borrower will not pay?

Anyone who signed the loan documents is responsible for paying the loan. If one party won't pay the other must pay. You may be able to sue the non-paying co-borrower in civil court. ...
Asked in Civil Cases

Where can you get cheap but good hair extensions?

Generally buying online is cheaper than from buying from kiosks at the mall or from local hair salons. There are several popular sites: SallyBeauty.com Saffrons HairExtensions.com Amazon Ebay shopping.yahoo.com Ebay has mixed review since some of the sellers offer ridiculously low prices and makes you doubt if the products are genuine. Shopping.yahoo.com is a great way to compare prices offered by different sellers. It may even point you new online websites but be sure to read their reviews before paying. There are several smaller online retailers like IndianHair.net that offer great...
Asked in Civil Cases, Academic Writing, Business Writing, Legal Documents

How long is a summary supposed to be?

A summary of a paper or a book should be given in less than a page. For most things, a good, well-written paragraph will be able to accomplish all parts of a summary. ...
Asked in Bankruptcy Law, Business Law, Civil Cases, The Undertaker

What is difference between guarantee and undertaking?

This might vary by jurisdiction, but in California an undertaking is like a bond - you put money into an account or give it to a third party to hold, pending some action. A guarantee is an agreement whereby someone personally agrees to share liability for the debts of another person or entity. ...
Asked in Relationships, Civil Lawsuits, Property Law, Civil Cases

Can you file against a personal judgment?

Well I'm pretty sure if the person is using verbiual abuse then( DRUM ROLL PLEASE!) YES. yeah for sure you can do that, if I was you I would go to the court room in my best pair of steelito's and tell MR.judge my case! dont be scared to talk back to who ever is doing that! use your in strenght. lol ...
Asked in Income Garnishment, Foreclosure, Civil Cases

Do you have to show up in court for a civil summons?

No. The non appearance of the defendant will result in a default judgment being entered in favor of the plaintiff. The non appearance of the plaintiff results in the case being dismissed. ...
Asked in Credit and Debit Cards, Liens, Civil Cases

Can credit card companies file liens on your home or sue for the delinquent amount plus fees and penalties even though a card is an unsecured debt?

Yes. The creditor can sue in court and if successful can obtain a judgment lien that can be recorded in the land records. The property cannot be sold or refinanced until the lien is paid. ...
Asked in Civil Cases, Small Claims

Can you sue if someone is spreading false rumors about you?

Not usually: if this is a private matter in your personal life. If, however, it involves your work place or a business, consult a lawyer. ...
Asked in Divorce and Marriage Law, Civil Cases, Definitions, Court Procedure

What does with dismissal with prejudice mean?

Dismissed with Predjudice means the case cannot be brought back to the courts. Dismissed without Predjudice means it can be brought back to the courts. ...
Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Cases, Court Procedure

Can a judge comment on evidence?

Define what you mean by "comment." A judge may REFER to evidence as to its type, and for whom it is introduced, and in other general terms throughout the course of the trial. As a general rule of judicial conduct they may not make any comment or observation as to its being "strong", "weak", or irrelevant" or in any way voice opinions as to its usefulness or applicability. If you have a specific question about your case, consult with the attorney who represents...