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What is Civil Litigation?

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What is Civil Litigation?

 Understanding Civil Litigation

While the words “civil litigation” may sound like a very legal term, in fact it is pretty easy to explain and understand on a basic level. It’s when two or more entities seek monetary or other form of payment rather than criminal justice. An individual that practices type of litigation is called a trial lawyer or litigator. Litigators can represent individuals or business entities in a variety of areas – at trial, arbitration or mediation or in a federal, state or local court. This type of litigation is used in areas of the law such as products liability, intellectual property and family law. In these instances while there may have been some form of criminal negligence, the entity bringing forward the case is seeking a non-criminal resolution. Due to the complexity of civil litigation, lawyers typically specialize in one or a few closely-related fields. J. Freeman Law focuses on business litigation services ranging from contracts to complex business disputes, including corporate and partnership matters. Additionally, the firm has experience in trademark litigation, contract disputes and real estate litigation.

To better understand and give a real-life example of civil litigation, let us briefly explain one of the most famous civil litigations in US history which was the countless lawsuits against American tobacco companies. Both private citizens and the US government filed suits against tobacco companies for deceiving the public about the negative health consequences of smoking, knowingly selling a dangerous product and asking the courts that tobacco companies pay for tobacco-related medical expenses. While the tobacco cases took years and sometimes decades to resolve, the majority of civil cases are much shorter. Many cases can be settled before reaching the courtroom thus saving you significant time, money and unnecessary stress. But in order to avoid the courtroom, you need an experience team on your side.

J. Freeman has 40 years of experience inside the courtroom. If you want to ensure success if you have a civil situation or are being sued, make sure to have Jay Freeman as your attorney. The Freeman Firm focus on business litigation, which means that you have an experienced team on your side that understands contract actions, business disputes, corporate and partnership issues, trademark litigation, contract disputes, and real estate litigation. Despite the complexities of civil litigation, Jay Freeman Law Firm will explain the entire process in an easy to understand manner and ensure that it’s comfortable during the entire legal process.

 

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