What is a civil dispute?

They are cases in which private parties are seeking compensation or remedy for disputes that occur outside of criminal law.

Whether pre-litigation, during the course of a lawsuit, or during appellate proceedings, arbitration or mediation can often bring parties together without the high cost, uncertainty, and the delays of a trial or appeals.

Civil disputes include any claim or disagreement which is not based on criminal law.

Examples of civil disputes are:

Real estate disputes

Breach of contract

Personal injury claims including insurance benefit claims

Commercial disputes, consumer claims

Insurance dispute claims for property damage or coverage

All disputes arising out of real estate transactions including:

Real estate disputes between a buyer or seller over sales or purchase agreement

Disputes over breach of contract or defective contracts

Personal injury claims including insurance benefit claims

Title or boundary disputes

Contract and breach of contract disputes