CIVIL LAW

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CIVIL LAW

Matters relating to the crime are covered under criminal law, whereas the matters pertaining to private affairs of citizens such as property ownership, marriage, fundamental rights, contracts, business disputes etc. are covered under the Civil Law. This law focuses more on providing compensation to the victims rather than giving punishments to the accused. Following are the matters which are covered under the civil law,

The cases under this are concerned only with private law. However, a person may file a civil lawsuit to seek compensation for the wrongdoing and bring the wrongdoer to trial after filing a complaint in the court. In civil law cases, the plaintiff need to prove by “preponderance of evidence”, i.e., present the evidence which persuades the judge or jury to lean to one side as opposed to other. In this case the “burden of proof” is less stringent and the plaintiff is only required to prove in the court that the defendant caused damage to the plaintiff.