Can a statute expire because of civil trial court delays?

Answer No. A statute of limitations only specifies the period of time in which a claim may be filed. Once a claim has been filed with the court, the "clock has been stopped" and the statute of limitations... Read More »

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Can a Marine who has a civil court date receive non judicial punishment from the Marine Corps prior to appearing in civil court?

Yes. Action under the UCMJ is separate from action in a civilian court.

Is civil court the same as state court in Michigan?

Civil court is not the same as state court in Michigan. All civil matters--including cases with claims below $25,000, family court issues, and trial court appeals--are handled in circuit court. The... Read More »

Differences Between Civil Court & Criminal Court?

Civil and criminal courts fulfill different roles in implementing justice. Civil courts deal with a variety of cases in which the law must be consulted but no crime has been committed. By contrast,... Read More »

Civil Statute of Limitations for Bad Checks?

Many "bad checks" result from consumers mistakenly writing checks with insufficient funds in their checking accounts; others result from deliberate fraud. Either way, Americans write more 450 milli... Read More »