Ed Tydings handles a select number of Civil Litigation matters.
Civil litigation can be divided into seven stages: investigation, pleadings, discovery,pre-trial, trial, settlement and appeal. Cases are filed in the District (Lower) Court or the Circuit Court. Cases are also filed with administrative agencies of the judicial and government systems.
Every case is different. Some cases seek legal damages. Some cases ask the court to order that something be done, or that someone not do something. Each case is prepared to go to trial in front of a jury or a judge. Many cases settle before trial in order to avoid the risk of loss and the expenditure of significant money and resources.
We conduct an initial case investigation to determine, in the plaintiff's case, if enough evidence exists to file a lawsuit or, in the defendant's case, what evidence exists to defend a potential suit. The investigation process may include locating witnesses, taking witness statements, gathering documents, interviewing the client and investigating the facts leading to the dispute.
Here are some of the types of matters we handle:
- General Litigation.
- Contract disputes and Breach of Contract Actions.
- Torts. (Such as personal injury, defamation, and civil rights violations.)
- Administrative matters concerning licensing and regulation.
- Business disputes.
- Mechanic's Liens.
- Family Law.
- Specific Performance.
- Injunctive Relief and Declaratory Actions.