The Jupiter Legal Advocates team regularly represent parties in all matters of civil litigation – including and without limitation – business disputes involving partnerships or corporations, shareholder agreements, corporate dissolution, accounting, real property disputes over purchase and sale agreements, commission disputes, brokers’ listings, boundary and easement disputes, landlord and tenant matters involving eviction, lease negotiation, assigning or subletting, collections, lien and mortgage enforcement, including foreclosure actions and defense of same.
What is Civil Litigation?
Civil litigation is a legal dispute between two or more parties that seek money damages or specific performance rather than criminal sanctions.
A lawyer who specializes in this area of law is known as a “litigator” or “trial lawyer.”
These lawyers represent parties in trials, hearings, arbitrations and mediations before administrative agencies, and federal, state and local courts.
Unlike criminal prosecution, civil action is a lawsuit brought to court in order to receive damages or to recover a right.
Civil litigation usually involves disputes of private law issues between individuals, businesses or non-profit organizations. They can also include public law issues.
A civil suit is started as soon as the plaintiff files a written complaint. The defendant will then respond and deliver a written “answer” to the complaint in order to make any kind of plea.
After the answer is filed the parties engage in the “discovery” process. At this point the parties will learn about all the facts involved in the case in order to prepare the trial.
The discovery process includes witness questioning and answering, the exchange of documents, as well as written questions, known as “interrogations.
If you are entering a civil litigation lawsuit, contact our senior partner, William A. Fleck, Esquire, who is an experienced litigator.
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