Category Archives: Civil

5 Tips to Avoid a Defamation Claim

While it's impossible to completely avoid a defamation claim, there are many things you can do to make it harder for a successful defamation claim to be made against you. So what exactly is "defamation"? Defamation is officially defined as "the action of damaging the good reputation of someone; slander or libel." In the age…
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Settlement vs. Mediation vs. Arbitration – Understanding the Difference

Civil litigation refers to lawyer court work in the non-criminal stream of actions in law. Civil lawsuits arise out of disputes between people, businesses, or other entities. There are four basic steps to civil litigation: pleadings, discovery, trial, and appeal. However, there are alternatives to litigation, which can be costly and time-consuming. 3 Alternatives to…
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Evidence: The Heart of Any Lawsuit – An Infographic

Evidence is the heart of any lawsuit. These facts will control how the law applies and whether the law, when applied, should call for certain results. Learn about the different types of evidence in a lawsuit in the infographic below. (Click to Enlarge)
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