Litigation is the act of bringing a case to court to settle a dispute. Parties in a case involved are called litigants. Each party assembles its arguments supported by the facts. Litigants, referred to plaintiff and defendant, utilize the discovery process and other court procedures to build their case before trying it in front of a judge or jury.
Starting and running a small business requires a very broad skill set and nerves of steel. It's not for everyone, and even successful entrepreneurs encounter failure from time to time. In order to help you stay ahead of the curve, FindLaw's Small Business Law section covers everything from obtaining financing and hiring employees, to choosing the right insurance policies and filing taxes. Those who operate small businesses typically wear many different hats, but also must know when and how to seek help from others.
Whether you are entering the job market for the first time or were recently terminated, it is important to understand your rights as a worker. This section provides in-depth resources on all phases of the employment process -- from the interview and hiring stage to promotion and termination.
The United States was founded on the idea that all people can come to a new land and be free to live, work, and pursue happiness in the way they see fit. The authors of the Constitution therefore created the Bill of Rights, which, along with the amendments that followed, give us civil liberties which form the basis of our civil rights law as it exists today.
Consumer protection is an umbrella term covering a group of laws and organizations that protect the rights of consumers and foster the free flow of accurate information in the marketplace. Consumer protection laws are designed to prevent businesses from engaging in fraud or unfair practices, to protect individuals from scam artists, and identity thieves and crooks.
The tendency to get into accidents and suffer injuries is as old as civilization itself, as is the fact that sometimes the actions (or inactions) of others are to blame. While no one can go back and undo an injury, personal injury law provides a way for the injured to be "made whole" again. Lawsuits for injuries often are settled out of court, before the court reaches a verdict.
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