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    Civil case is a lawsuit to get property back, to force someone to complete a contract, or to protect someone's civil rights.

    California Superior Court. “English Legal Glossary” (2005)

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    Civil case can be defined as a lawsuit brought to enforce, redress, or protect private rights or to gain payment for a wrong done to a person or party by another person or party. In general, all types of actions other than criminal proceedings.

    National Center for State Courts. “Glossary of Commonly Used Court & Justice System Terminology”, Rev. 2/8/11 (2011)

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    Another definition of a civil case is a case involving disputes between two or more people, between people and companies, or between people and government agencies.

    Colorado Bar Association. “Glossary of Legal Terms”