Four Ways that Civil and Criminal Law Differ

Civil and criminal law are two broad and separate entities of law.  While both types of law take place in the same courthouse, they have different goals. Civil law is designed to repay the victim with money. Criminal law is designed to punish a wrongdoer for engaging in an activity that society has deemed a… Learn More »

What About Frivolous Defenses?

Much has been made in the media in recent years about the so-called “frivolous lawsuit” and citations to the McDonald case or more recently to the D.C.-area Judge suing for millions for his dry-cleaning. On a basic level the “frivolous lawsuit” is non-existent or at most an endangered species.  The reality is that plaintiff’s trial… Learn More »