Civil cases are of a non-criminal nature where one party sues another for compensation for damages or monies owed. Contracts and tort cases are also initiated in civil courts. A contract case involves one party suing another party for violation or enforcement of an agreement. A tort case involves one party suing another party for an injury both intentional and/or unintentional conduct. An unintentional tort is typically a negligence action, such as an auto accident. Some States have a separate upper and lower court while some are combined. Lower courts involve lesser amounts of $10,000 while upper courts typically process cases with higher amounts. Civil records have very limited identifiers.