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civil liability

n. potential responsibility for payment of damages or other court-enforcement in a lawsuit, as distinguished from criminal liability, which means open to punishment for a crime.

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This text on civil rights litigation covers the history of federal civil rights legislation, state action and "under color" of state law, due process, claims against federal officials, individual immunities, government entity liability, civil rights procedure, abstention, and remedies.
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