Civil Cases Defined Civil cases are usually disputes between private citizens, corporations, governmental bodies or other organizations. Examples are:
Actions arising from landlord and tenant disputes
Breach of warranty on consumer goods
Marriage dissolutions (divorce)
Professional liability suits
Making Decisions Decisions are based upon a preponderance of evidence. The party suing (plaintiff) must prove his or her case by presenting evidence that is more persuading to the trier of fact (judge or jury) than the opposing evidence. There are special court procedures for the protection of persons threatened by harassment and domestic violence. Persons may request protection orders through documents available at their county clerk's office.