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ci·vil law

(si'vĭl lah)
The branch of legislation dealing with the rights and duties of citizens rather than with criminal acts.

civil law,

n a statutory law, as opposed to common law or judge-made law (such as case law). The Dental Practice Act in every state is a civil law.

civil law

the form of law which is conducted inquisitorially with the judge asking all of the questions and deciding the outcome. The basis of European law. The opposite to English law, which is adversarial in its approach.
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24) In this respect, his Honour found that civil proceedings 'applies to civil claims for damages (and related proceedings), but not to applications for judicial review of administrative decisions or other applications in the supervisory jurisdiction of the Court reflected in s 69 of the Supreme Court Act 1969 (NSW)'.
Consequently, many trial judges have come to believe that it is appropriate to conduct civil proceedings in secret.
As reported on May 15, 1998, AETI was named as a defendant in a civil proceeding filed in Ontario Canada on May 5, 1998.
Nicolatos asked the state and parliament to help in overhauling the courts -- automating the system, reviewing and modernising the rules of civil proceedings, increase the number of judges, have adequate staff, set up a training academy for judges, and building new infrastructure.
But his son has said that as civil proceedings by some of his alleged victims have been started, the claims should go through the courts - where his father's accusers can be cross-examined - before they feature in the inquiry.
Mark Wynn launched civil proceedings against the force following his arrest during the game against Derby County at the Ricoh Arena in 2011.
A Birmingham City Council spokeswoman said it could not comment while civil proceedings were taking place.
As in the case of dismissal of criminal proceedings, where a patient unsuccessfully sues a doctor in a civil case for damages arising from medical malpractice or other unprofessional conduct (such as failure to obtain an informed consent or breach of confidentiality), the doctor may only sue the patient for defamation or abuse of civil proceedings in very limited circumstances.
The court in Hudders-field heard that civil proceedings are now in place to recover the funds.
Following the verdict one of the sex offender's victims started civil proceedings for compensation.
Furthermore, the conviction could subject her to administrative or civil proceedings related to her naturalization as a U.