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Civil Litigation

Civil Litigation

We regularly represent parties in all matters of civil litigation, including, 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.

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 civil litigation is known as a “litigator” or “trial lawyer.” Lawyers who practice civil litigation represent parties in trials, hearings, arbitrations and mediations before administrative agencies, and federal, state and local courts.

Types of Civil Litigation:

Civil litigation encompasses a broad range of disputes. Several common types of civil litigation include:

  • Environmental Law
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Construction
  • Employment & Labor
  • Real Estate Disputes

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. At the same time, civil litigations can entail public law issues.

A civil litigation lawsuit 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 William A. Fleck, Esquire who is an experienced civil litigator.


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