Understanding the Pa. Civil Court System
January 7, 2021
The Herald presents this information periodically to help its readers better understand the Pennsylvania court system.
This explainer covers civil court cases, which are different from criminal court cases.
Civil cases resolve disputes between or among people, organizations or the government, wherein the rights of each party are decided. Civil cases are different from criminal cases in a variety of ways – from the types of dispute, who files the dispute, types of resolution and the course or flow of the cases through Pennsylvania courts.
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