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What are Civil Wrongs?

Civil wrongs occur when a person wrongly suffers a loss caused by another person, a business, or government. Wrongful losses can be damage to property or reputation, unmet contractual obligations, physical or psychological injury, etc. Sometimes these wrongs fall into both criminal and civil legal categories. However, criminal wrongs require bad intent and are prosecuted and punishable by the state. On the other hand, Civil wrongs do not require bad intent and require private individuals to pursue justice on their own.