Civil Law

Black's Law Dictionary Definition

In this system, the law is a highly structured and rigid code of rules observed to the letter. An expert judge decides cases without the help of jury and without any reference to precedent. In this system, every defendant in a criminal trial is presumed guilty until proven innocent. Under common law, practiced in most English-speaking countries, a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

See also: Civil Litigation, Civil Rights

There are generally two branches of law in America: civil law and criminal law. These cases usually have a plaintiff, the person suing, and a defendant, the person being sued. It is the plaintiff's job to prove he/she was mistreated or injured. The defendant's job is to prove they did not mistreat the plaintiff. Civil Law can be a form of the judicial service, which most of the English-speaking countries use. In this case, civil law is the general collection of different forms of law. David Whipple focuses on civil law which includes a broad spectrum of law.

What is considered Civil Law?

Civil Law, or Common Law, has a broad collection of different types of laws. There are many focuses in each of these branches of law. A few examples are but are not limited to:

  • Consumer Law
  • International Law
  • Agricultural Law
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment Law
  • Business Law
  • Family Law
  • Sports Law
  • Tax Law
  • Libel or Slander
  • Negligence

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