Civil courts handle a wide variety of cases involving numerous legal issues. James has
expereince in and proudly handles a variety of types of vicil cases. Very broadly, civil cases may involve such things as, for example:
claims. A "tort" is a wrongful act (sometimes called a "tortious" act), other than a breach of contract, that results in injury to someone's person, property, reputation, or the
like, for which the injured person is entitled to compensation. Cases involving claims for such things as personal injury, battery, negligence, defamation, medical malpractice, fraud, and many
others, are all examples. For more information on James' tort practice, please consult his personal injury section.
Breach of contract
claims. A breach of contract case typically results from a person's failure to perform some term of a contract, whether the contract is written or oral, without some legitimate
legal excuse. Cases involving claims for such things as not completing a job, not paying in full or on time, failing to deliver goods sold or promised, and many others, are all examples.
claims. An "equitable claim" asks the court to order a party to take some action or stop some action. It may or may not be joined with a claim for monetary damages.
Cases where a party is seeking a temporary restraining order or injunction to stop something (perhaps the destruction of property, the improper transfer of land, the solicitation of a business'
customers) are examples.
issues. Civil courts handle disputes arising between landlords and tenants. Cases where a landlord is trying to evict a tenant from a rental property or a tenant has moved
out and is suing a landlord for the return of a security deposit are examples.