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Applications for Apprehended Violence Orders. AVO applications and provisional orders. An AVO application is dealt with by section 48 of the act. An application can be made by the PINOP directly or the police may make the application on the PINOP's behalf.
The Court will ask the prosecutor what the prosecution’s attitude to bail is. Bail will not always be opposed. If the prosecution consents to bail, this does not guarantee that the Court will grant bail, however, it is an important factor in favour of granting bail.
A class action, class suit, or representative action is a type of lawsuit where one of the parties is a group of people who are represented collectively by a member of that group. The class action originated in the United States and is still predominantly a U.S. phenomenon, but Canada, as well as several European countries with civil law have made changes in recent years to allow consumer organizations to bring claims on behalf of consumers.
If the city denies your claim, check your state law and City Code to determine whether you must appeal to the city level before filing a lawsuit in court. Some states require one more appeal at the city level, but most states allow you to file a lawsuit immediately after your claim is denied.
Criminal law and civil law differ with respect to how cases are initiated (who may bring charges or file suit), how cases are decided (by a judge or a jury), what kinds of punishment or penalty may be imposed, what standards of proof must be met, and what legal protections may be available to the defendant.
Civil law cases are concerned only with private law. In some instances, a person may be entitled to file a complaint, trusting the legal system to punish the wrongdoer with prosecution, while bringing a civil lawsuit to receive compensation for the damages done by the wrongdoer.