Ryan_Fitts_LS311-04_Unit 3_Case_Analysis

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Unit 3 Case Analysis By: Ryan Fitts LS311-04 1
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Armington was convicted in the criminal armed robbery and assault and battery charges. In a criminal case, the lawsuit is brought by a government entity, including federal, state, and local governments because crimes are typically considered as an act against society. If Armington had won the criminal case, then he would be protected by double jeopardy for being tried again. However, civil cases do not result in incarceration. A civil case is a legal action involving disputes between two or more persons, businesses, or a government agency. The goal of civil cases is to right some type of wrong. In a civil case, the legal action is brought by the victim (plaintiff) against the person(s) or organization(s) they felt wronged them (defendant). The civil tort that Jennings is brings against Armington will not be protected by the 5th Amendment because Double Jeopardy only pertains to being tried for the same criminal case twice. Jennings has every-legal
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This note was uploaded on 05/26/2011 for the course BUS L 311 taught by Professor Markskipper during the Spring '11 term at Kaplan University.

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