Civil Cases of Interest

Administrative Law

Administrative Law is a branch of law that relates to the governing and operation of administrative agencies. Administrative agencies have the power to create regulations that help enforce statutory laws. At times, disagreements arise between the agencies, other government entities, and the public. The Darke County Court of Common Pleas adjudicates issues that arise with state agencies.

Arbitration Law

Arbitration is a type of Alternative Dispute Resolution that results from the interested parties, usually by contract, agreeing to settle their dispute with one or more impartial third-parties (known as "arbitrators"), who issue binding decisions to the interested parties. Arbitration is usually a quicker, cheaper way to resolve disputes than going to trial. However, even though the Arbitrator(s) can issue a binding agreement, a trial court can still review the decision in a limited scope.  

Civil Rules

Civil Rules are the State rules that govern the procedures of civil cases in State courts. All people filing or responding to a civil case must follow the Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure. Cases arise under these rules when clarification is needed on a rule or the rule is not followed. 

Contract Law

Contract Law is the body of law that governs the formation and enforcement of oral and written agreements for money, property, goods, and services. 

Employment Law

Employment Law governs the relationship between employers, employees, trade unions, and the government.

Tort Law

Tort law covers "civil wrongs" that cause a person or parties to suffer a harm that creates legal liability for the person or parties who commit the harm.