20.1 The Role of Civil Law
Video 1: To Catch a Predator Dateline NBC Sued for $105 Million
Types of Civil Law Case: Property Cases
Involve actions such as trespassing or property damage.
Video 2: The People’s Court
Types of Civil Law Case: Consumer Cases
Consumer cases involve broken contracts, legal agreements between buyers and sellers, and products or services that do not work properly.
Questions related to consumer rights are covered in a collection of laws called the Uniform Commercial Code.
Set basic rules for contracts.
Video 3: Scammer Got Owned
Types of Civil Law Case: Housing Cases
Involve relationships between landlords and
Types of Civil Law Case: Domestic Relation Cases
Cases that concern family relationships.
Types of Civil Law Case: Probate Cases
How to divide up the property of a friend or relative who has died.
Probate: the official proving of a will as authentic or valid in a probate court.
20.2 Civil Procedurethe process followed in taking a case through the civil justice system
20.3 Choices in Civil Justice
TO SUE OR NOT TO SUE?
Evaluate: Give an example of a conflict that you think would be best settled in court. Give an example of one that you think would best settled out of court. Give reasons to support your opinion.