CIVIL LAW

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This is a defense in which the defendant introduces evidence, which, if found to be credible, will negate criminal liability or civil liability, even if it is proven that the defendant committed the alleged acts.

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Self-...

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According to the Supreme Court in Colorado v. New Mexico, 467 U.S. 310 (1984), "clear and convincing” means that the evidence is highly and substantially more likely to be true than untrue; the fact finder must be convinced that the...

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In law, the term "equity" refers to a particular set of remedies and associated procedures involved with civil law. These equitable doctrines and procedures are distinguished from "legal" ones. While legal remedies typically involve monetary...

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A legal system is a procedure or process for interpreting and enforcing the law.

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There are hundreds of legal systems in the world. At the global level, international law is of great importance, whether created by the...

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Respondent James Garcia Dimaya, a citizen of the Philippines, immigrated to the United States as a lawful permanent resident in 1992 at the age of thirteen. See Brief for Respondent, James Garcia Dimaya at 5; Dimaya v. Lynch, 803 F.3d 1110, 1111 (9th...

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A tort is an act or omission that gives rise to injury or harm to another and amounts to a civil wrong for which courts impose liability. In the context of torts, "injury" describes the invasion of any legal right, whereas "harm"...