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  • Civil Law

    ------------------------------------------------- Civil law (common law) Civil law is the branch of law dealing with disputes between individuals or organizations‚ in which compensation may be awarded to the victim. For instance‚ if a car crash victim claims damages against the driver for loss or injury sustained in an accident‚ this will be a civil law case.[1] Civil law differs from criminal law‚ whose emphasis is more on punishment than in dispute resolution. The law relating to civil wrongs and quasi-contract is part of the civil law.[2]

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  • Civil Law

    CIVIL LAW            GOLDEN NOTES 2011  UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS  FACULTY OF CIVIL LAW  MANILA        Academic Year 2011‐2012  CIVIL LAW STUDENT COUNCIL                    Lester John A. Lomeda  Wilfredo T. Bonilla‚ Jr.  Raissa S. Saipudin  Bernadette Faustine C. Balao  Marc Mikhaele J. Santos  Victor Lorenzo L. Villanuea  President  Vice‐President  Secretary  Treasurer  Auditor  Public Relations Officer          TEAM: BAR‐OPS 2011                    Diane Camilla R. Borja  Carlo Artemus V

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  • Civil Law

    Many Continental European systems use the "civil law" method. Under that system‚ all the lawyers in the case are responsible to help in the "search for the truth." If one lawyer has information that would help the other side or comes to agree with the other side’s view‚ he or she has the right and/or duty to say so. Which system do you think is more effective and why? Also‚ do you see any constitutional problems with applying the civil law system to the U.S.? For this assignment‚ in addition

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  • Introduction to Civil Law

    THE PRIVATE LAW – PUBLIC LAW DICHOTOMY Since Roman law there has existed an understanding regarding the structure of the body of legal norms‚ in that legal relations between actors (so‐called legal subjects) can mainly be of two kinds. One involves equality between the players: legal subjects are free to enter into the legal relations of their choice‚ and they have the power to mutually influence the contents of their relation: their rights and obligations. Eventually this happens when persons

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  • Civil Law

    Civil Law Aims‚ Parties‚ Why we require civil law and areas of civil law. A civil case is a lawsuit between one person (or organisation) against another. To right a perceived wrong in a legal sense. It can include cases of defamation‚ neighbour disputes‚ negligence leading to personal injury or the recovery of debts. Judgements in a civil case could include payment of damages (and court costs) or an enforceable court order. The purpose of civil law is to uphold the rights of individuals and

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  • Civil Law

    Civil law study guide Chapter 1 1. Why does the study of law involve more than simply memorizing rules? simply memorizing the holding or "rule" of a case‚ you must be able to identify the particular factors that led the court to decide the case the way it did‚ and then determine whether those same factors are present in the case you’re now considering. 2. What is legal reasoning? The applying of the legal rules to a client’s specific factual situation 3. What is the doctrine of stare decisis

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  • Civil Law

    According to the Civil Liability Act 1936‚ the word negligence is defined as doing or failing to do a thing that a reasonable person would or would not do in certain type of situation and this may cause a person to suffer from any damage‚ injury or loss as a result. And in order to access the negligence of any individual as well as the liability that those individuals may encounter due to their act of negligent‚ it is important to know how negligence is determined in law. According to the Law of Negligence

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  • Civil Versus Common Law

    Civil law is primarily contrasted against common law‚ which is the legal system developed among Anglo-Saxon people‚ especially in England. The original difference is that‚ historically‚ common law was law developed by custom‚ beginning before there were any written laws and continuing to be applied by courts after there were written laws‚ too‚ whereas civil law developed out of the Roman law of Justinian’s Corpus Juris Civilis (Corpus Iuris Civilis). In later times‚ civil law became codified as

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  • Civil and Criminal Law

    Civil law and criminal law are two broad and separate entities of law with separate sets of laws and punishments. According to William Geldart‚ Introduction to English Law 146 (D.C.M. Yardley ed.‚ 9th ed. 1984)‚ "The difference between civil law and criminal law turns on the difference between two different objects which law seeks to pursue - redress or punishment. The object of civil law is the redress of wrongs by compelling compensation or restitution: the wrongdoer is not punished; he only

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  • civil law legal system

    Civil Law Civil law tradition is the oldest and the widest distributed legal system dating back to 450 BC in its origin. Even though it is the oldest of all the legal system. The Civil law took exponentially longer to develop than the Common law. The genesis of which was swift in comparison. 450BC is designated as beginning of development of Civil law because this is the year of 12 tablets. The first written law and rudimentary (Fundamental) system of dispute resolution in ancient Rome. The next

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