Civil Court in Minnesota maintains its own set of statutory laws, which should not be confused with the legal statutes of Family, Criminal, Conciliation, or other distinct courts of law. Civil Court proceedings address noncriminal lawsuits that generally involve private property rights between businesses and/or individuals. Examples such as bankruptcy, breach of contract, copyright violations, employment, insurance, personal injury, probate, professional liability, and real estate are just a few of the many hundreds of varieties of civil lawsuits. Since Civil Court cases are noncriminal and State or Federal prosecutors are uninvolved, the parties are free to reach any settlement terms that both parties find agreeable saving time and money on lengthy court proceedings and attorney fees where outcomes remain uncertain. The standard Northwest Mediation & Custody Evaluation fee schedule applies to civil mediations.

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as defined under Minnesota General Rules of Practice Rule 114,
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