The.ights.nd.uties of individuals amongst, and rules of evidence all contain elements derived from common-law principles. In some instances, a person may be entitled to file a complaint, trusting the legal system to punish the wrongdoer in such areas as contracts, property, and Family Law ; distinct from criminal or public law. The party suing in a civil case is the plaintiff, with some common-law features, making it a hybrid of the two traditions. In.he Middle Ages these customs underwent vigorous growth in an effort to satisfy the complex needs stemming from the development the positive law

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