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Civil Law. Two Kinds of Civil Cases. Negligence Suit- filed when someone’s carelessness is the reason for another person to be: injured, killed, or property to be damaged -Outcome is damages (money). Two Kinds of Civil Cases. Suit in Equity- no existing law exists to help decide the case

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two kinds of civil cases
Two Kinds of Civil Cases
  • Negligence Suit- filed when someone’s carelessness is the reason for another person to be: injured, killed, or property to be damaged
  • -Outcome is damages (money)
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Two Kinds of Civil Cases
  • Suit in Equity-
  • no existing law exists to help decide the case
  • disputes are resolved on the grounds of fairness
  • injunctions may be used
  • a judge makes the ruling
types of civil cases
Types of Civil Cases
  • Personal Injury- plane crashed, car wrecks
  • Property- damage to your property
  • Consumer- legal agreements between buyers and sellers
  • Housing- agreements between landlords and tenants (renters)
  • Domestic Relations- family relationships not involving a family death
  • Probate- how to divide up the property of a deceased person
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Criminal Law
  • Criminal law – purpose – to protect society as a whole
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Criminal Law
  • What is crime?
  • Crime – action that is illegal because the government considers it harmful to society
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Criminal Law
  • Who determines what is crime?
  • Nationally – Congress
  • Statewide – General Assembly
  • Locally – City Councils and County Commissioners
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Criminal Law
  • A collection of laws is called a penal code
  • each contains different degrees of seriousness for crimes
  • Example: First degree murder – premeditated
  • Second degree murder – intent to kill but it is not planned out
  • Manslaughter – killing someone by accident or without meaning to
two degrees of crime
Two Degrees of Crime
  • Misdemeanor – crime for which the penalty is less than 1 year in jail
  • Felony – crime for which the penalty is more than 1 year in jail
penalties
Penalties
  • Purpose of penalties:
  • Punishment
  • Protection
  • Deterrence
  • Rehabilitation
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