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Civil actions under federal litigation law encompass a wide range of legal disputes that are resolved through the federal court system. Here are some common examples of civil actions that fall under federal jurisdiction: 

Breach of Contract: When one party fails to fulfill the terms of a contract (especially if the contract involves more than two states and damages in excess of $75,000), the other party can file a civil action to seek damages or specific performance. 

Personal Injury: Cases involving accidents, negligence, or intentional harm resulting in bodily injury, where the injured party seeks compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages. 

Employment Discrimination: Claims related to discrimination or harassment based on factors like race, gender, age, religion, or disability in violation of federal laws such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. 

Civil Rights Violations: Lawsuits involving alleged violations of an individual’s constitutional rights, including cases related to excessive use of force by law enforcement, due process violations, and more. 

Intellectual Property: Disputes concerning patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets, where parties seek protection or compensation for the unauthorized use of their intellectual property. 

Securities Fraud: Claims against individuals or entities for misrepresentation, omissions, or other deceptive practices in the sale of securities, regulated under federal securities laws like the Securities Exchange Act. 

Antitrust Violations: Cases involving anti-competitive practices that harm competition, such as monopolies or price-fixing, regulated by federal antitrust laws like the Sherman Act. 

Consumer Protection: Actions brought against businesses for unfair or deceptive practices, false advertising, or defective products under federal consumer protection laws. 

Immigration Law: Challenges to decisions made by immigration authorities, asylum claims, or disputes involving violations of immigration laws. 

Federal Tort Claims: Lawsuits against the federal government for negligence or wrongful actions by federal employees, authorized under the Federal Tort Claims Act. 

Labor Law Violations: Cases involving violations of federal labor laws, such as the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which governs issues like minimum wage, overtime, and child labor. 

Class Actions: Lawsuits where a group of individuals with similar claims or grievances come together to sue a defendant collectively, often related to defective products, consumer fraud, or employment issues. 

Civil RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) Actions: Claims alleging involvement in organized criminal activities that have caused harm, brought under the RICO Act. 

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