Holly Miller 6/11/20 Bus Law Online W1 LIST DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CIVIL LAW V CRIMINAL LAW 1. Civil law - Private Wrongs - A. Tort Law: A tort, defined, is a wrongful act that results in harm or injury to another and leads to civil liability. There are two types of torts, Intentional and Unintentional. Intentional is when the tortfeasor, or someone who commits the act, knows approximately what the outcome will be before committing an act. An Unintentional tort, also known as negligence, is when a person commits an act by accident. B. Contract Law – The body of law that governs, enforces, and interprets agreements related to an exchange of goods, services, properties, or money . This refers to when two parties draw up a contract for an agreement. 2. Plaintiff> The plaintiff in a civil case is a person or a business bringing a lawsuit upon another person, business, or government. 3. Standard of Proof> Preponderance= 51% culpability.
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