Questions tagged [civil-legal-system]

Civil law is a legal system originating in Continental Europe based on a codified set of principles that serve as the primary source of law. Often contrasted with the [common law] system, which originated in England. [common law] is predominant in Anglophone areas and [civil law] in areas speaking other European languages. Not to be confused with [civil law] claims, which is a person-to-person legal redress that can arise under any legal system.

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How distinct (un-continental) are the UK tax and accounting law and court decisions in tax and accounting cases?

UK has common law system which is based on the case law. But meanwhile there is ongoing efforts to codify some laws - e.g. there is https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1994/23/contents Value Added ...
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Is there legal recourse against revenge defecation?

TL;DR If someone were to maliciously defecate in their roommate's room, perhaps hiding it under their bed or in a drawer, what kind of legal action could their roommate take against them. Background ...
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Which standards prevent laws from naming specific targets?

It seems normative that a law cannot enumerate any specific persons or companies to be included or excluded from its provisions. Imagine: "Violation of this section is punishable by a $100 fine; Joel ...
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Strict liabilty

In Civil Law legal system there is a distinction made. Proper Strict Liability which is plainly Strict Liability like used in the English Language( guiltless liability/ liability regardless of guilt ...
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What is Legal Theory? I am asking for its concept, its definition by some Oxbridge or Ivy League Legal Dictionary

People talk about Legal Theory and I do not understand what it is. The Theory Part. In Physics, Chemisty, Geology, Economy, Sociology... Theory is an explanation of a phenomenon( why it occurs and ...
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Suing a Cellular Company that Charged Me for Years Without My Knowledge

I am planning to sue a cellular company for charging me (for two phone numbers) for 10 years after a cutoff request. I contacted the company, and they admitted to wrongly charging me but only for one ...