What happens in civil court?

Answer Civil court cases pertain to one party, known as the plaintiff, suing the other party, known as the defendant, for damages. The outcome of a civil court case enforces a right, awards damages or pro... 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 »

What is civil court?

Knowing which court to file a case with is essential for attaining legal justice. A court cannot hear a case if it does not have the proper jurisdiction. In general, most non-criminal cases are han... Read More »