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n. any lawsuit or other resort to the courts to determine a legal question or matter.

Source: Law.Com Dictionary

A case, controversy, or lawsuit. A contest authorized by law, in a court of justice, for the purpose of enforcing a right. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.

Source: 'Lectric Law Library


Citations to Case Law - General Litigation  (Click on desired link to citation)

The following citations to the law are indicative of how the Courts have decided such controversies or legal questions and are representative of the types of litigation for which we have represented our clients.  A separate listing of Employment-related matters may be found on the "Employment Law" tab.

The citations provided here are meant to provide a quick, easily accessible statement of the law at the time of the decision of the court. The law, however, changes. You should not rely on these citations as the current statement of the law; rather, they are intended to provide a path for your legal research.

This information is provided for educational and guidance purposes only. It is not intended to constitute legal advice nor to substitute the need for legal counsel. Entire contents Copyright 2006. Martin James O'Connell.

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Torts - Elements
Fraud - Elements
Interference with a Contractual Relationship -Tort
Invasion of Privacy - Intrusion
  Impossibility of Performance - Circumstances
  Impossibility of Performance - Commercial Impracticability
Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
Intentional Tort
Legal Malpractice
Loss of Consortium
Malicious Prosecution
Negligence - Duty - Foreseeability
Negligence - Wrongful Death
Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress
Proximate Cause
  Other Actions
Contradictory Affidavits
Duty to Control Conduct of Another Person
Medical Malpractice
Mary Carter Agreement
Section 1983 Claims - Civil Action for Deprivation of Rights
Signature on a Document
Voluntary Associations
  Terms of Art
Assumption of the Risk
Bad Faith
Malicious Purpose
Reckless Manner
Res Judicata
Statutory Construction
Unjust Enrichment
Civ.R.60(B) Motion
Dismiss a Complaint: Declaratory Judgment
Dismiss a Complaint: Failure to State a Claim
Judgment on the Pleadings
Standard of Review - Summary Judgment
Summary Judgment
Summary Judgment - Conclusory Allegations Insufficient
Justiciable Issue
Quash Subpoena - Criminal
Question of Fact - Credibility
Application for Reconsideration
Argued First Time On Appeal





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