A civil lawsuit may be filed if a person (Plaintiff) has suffered an injury or loss due to the wrongdoing of another person or entity (Defendant). The Plaintiff may request that the Court orders the Defendant to pay the Plaintiff in order to compensate for the loss (or make the Plaintiff whole).
In civil matters, the parties may agree to or be ordered to attend mediation or arbitration to settle their dispute. Those who choose to participate in mediation or arbitration reap the benefits, some of which include: settling the dispute quicker, protecting their privacy (no court record of negotiation discussions), and saving a significant amount of money.
Civil Dispute Mediation & Arbitration
Breach of Contract
Examples of Breach of Contract Claims:
Disputes regarding a purchase (goods, house, land)
Construction Contract Disputes
Employment Contract disputes
Debtor/Creditor (ex: missed payments on credit card, settling debt, defaulting on a mortgage loan)
A contract is an agreement between two or more people, in which each party gives up something of value in return for something of value, which creates enforceable obligations under contract law.
Breach of Contract:
When one party fails to perform as s/he promised in the contract.
If the claimant alleges that they were wrongfully treated due to their race, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, or nationality, then they may file a lawsuit, and/or negotiate terms to rectify the wrongdoing (requesting actions be taken and/or demanding monetary relief).
Mediation and negotiations for matters regarding:
A civil wrong, other than a breach of contract, is an act that caused harm or damages to a person or their property, for which there is a remedy by law.
A conduct or an act that falls below a standard of care established by law or by industry standards for the protection of others against unreasonable risk of harm.