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All civil court records involve cases revolving around civil actions, evictions, civil judgments, and small claims. Now, different websites take care of all official procedures, from filling up the civil court forms to getting information about the court files. There are different policies for the disclosure of court cases that lets the common public access them over the Internet. These policies are independent to every state. Information about these state specific procedures is available on the web and therefore accessible to one and all. For example in Wisconsin, law allows individuals to access open records by applying for it in the circuit court. However, there is a website that can be accessed by anyone.

This website has the database of all open records and this compilation is done by CCAP or Circuit Court Automation Program. Similarly, in Arizona, you can log on to a public access website to get information on civil court cases. You can extract information by inserting the case number or the court name and name of the person concerned. However, there are certain exclusions about the accessible public civil files. There is no information on sex offenders, sealed cases, violent crimes etc.

The non criminal court cases like legal problems in business, domestic violence, issues against government organizations etc are called civil action. Civil action is a lawsuit that is enforced to protect the rights of the plaintiffs and the defendants. As per the federal civil court rules, any lawsuit can be called civil action though previously there was a division on the basis of procedures in equity or law.

This is the legal judgment issued by a court of higher level. The verdict of the court has to be followed word to word. Failure of this leads to further penalty and enrolling the defaulter in civil court record.

Another type of case handled by Civil Courts in USA is eviction actions. This is an enforcement law in favor of the landlords that lets them to evacuate their tenants from their property. But, before serving a notice of eviction the landlord must give his or her tenants the 'NOTICE TO QUIT'. This is a notice printed on piece of paper undersigned by the landlord or his or her lawyer that is delivered by state marshal. According to this notice, the tenant is asked to evacuate the apartment by a given date. The landlord is liable to give a logical reason behind the notice. As a tenant you must get in touch with a lawyer when you receive such a notice. If you do not follow legal terms, you will get your name added in the civil court records.

Probate cases are those civil cases that have nothing to do with damages or crimes. They deal with protection of rights, obligations, and wills. They determine how quickly and in what amounts an individual's lat will and testament are processed.

The small claims court solves the disputes in lesser time and price. This does not have complicated procedures. The hearing arranged is informal and plaintiffs or defendants are not allowed to hire lawyer. You can ask for Small Claims hearing if it is lower than $7500. The sole proprietor of business running it under a fabricated business name, the Small Claims Court regards you as 'an individual'. Suppose you are some service provider in business with a particular name and want to file a case on your customer who has refused to pay you. In Small Claims court, you can claim for maximum of $7500 as the only owner of the business. As a proprietor of some partnership or corporation, your limit of claim is $5000. But there is a ceiling for maximum amount claimed. In California, filing more than two Small Claims of $2500 above in one calendar year is restricted. You can look for the plaintiffs and defendants' information for Small Claims in the search directories for civil court records.