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Describe briefly the characteristics of Civil Law

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Describe briefly the characteristics of Civil Law
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  MShore replied 7 years ago.
Civil Law deals with matters wherein the claimant desires non-criminal consequences (i.e. money or that the defendant simply stop whatever action is giving rise to the suit). A finding of liability, as opposed to guilt which is criminal, is obtained by a preponderance of the evidence (when it is more likely than not that the defendant committed the act or failed to act as necessary), as opposed to beyond a reasonable doubt which is the standard in the criminal context.
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.





This answer did provide additional information. I did not have clear knowledge about preponderance of evidence (civil) as opposed to beyond a reasonable doubt (criminal).

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