A family is frustrated with the outcome of a law enforcement investigation into their loved one’s death. A man who was wrongfully and publicly accused of a heinous crime he didn’t commit, wants compensation for his traumatic months of being locked up.

These are some of the stories covered on Court Junkie’s podcast, CIVIL. When justice can’t be acquired through the criminal court system, many people in the US go through the civil courts. Researched by Nicole Gusmerotti, written by Matt Stroud, and edited and narrated by Jillian Jalali, CIVIL explores some of the most fascinating civil trials. Each episode covers a single case - from Alex Jones to OJ Simpson, to cases the listeners have likely never heard before.

Stormy Daniels and The President

In this episode, we explore the civil suits surrounding Stormy Daniels and the role they may have played in the recent indictment of former President Donald Trump.

The Lawyer (Tom Girardi)

Tom Girardi was known for acquiring huge settlements and victories in high-profile legal cases. But in recent years, the husband of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Erika Jayne Girardi, has been accused of swindling millions of dollars from clients. Where does the case stand today?

The Downfall of Bill Cosby

In March 2005, Andrea Constand filed a civil lawsuit against Bill Cosby, who was, at the time, one of the country’s most famous and beloved comedians. The suit was quickly resolved with a settlement, but years later, it would resurface and would start the beginning of the downfall of Bill

The Wedding Cake (Masterpiece Cakeshop)

When a gay couple tried to order a wedding cake for their upcoming wedding reception, they were stunned when the cake shop owner refused to make it for them. It was a case that went all the way to the Supreme Court - Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.

Sandy Hook Families vs Alex Jones

In 2022, the Sandy Hook families finally took one of their biggest harassers, Alex Jones, to court.

Death By Taser

In 2008, 17-year-old Darryl Turner died after a police officer shot him with a Taser. A lawsuit would set out to show that tasers can be more dangerous than one might think.

Free Speech and the Pennsylvania Cheerleader

In May 2017, a high school cheerleader took to Snapchat to vent about her cheerleading squad. Her profanity-laced message soon made its way around the school, resulting in a suspension from the team.

The Mysterious Death of Rebecca Zahau

A 6-year-old boy tragically dies after authorities say he fell over a second floor banister. Then, just two days later, the woman who had been watching him is found hanging from her balcony in the very same house.

Hulk Hogan v. Gawker Media

In October 2012, the website published video clips from a sex tape featuring former WWE wrestler, Hulk Hogan. Three years later, Hogan took them to court for damages, in what would become one of the most important press freedom cases of the last half-century.

The Alleged I-10 Killer

In the summer of 2015, a series of shootings targeted cars on Interstate 10, around Phoenix, Arizona. Within weeks, law enforcement made an arrest. But after public announcements that they had arrested the shooter, their case fell apart in the courts.

The Hypnotist Principal

In 2009, the principal at North Port High School in Sarasota, Florida, began performing one of his hobbies on the students - hypnotism. Then, within a three-month period, three students he had hypnotized tragically lost their lives. In 2012, their families filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

INTRO TO CIVIL – The OJ Simpson Civil Trial

In this intro episode, we dive into the only legal way the families of Ronald Goldman and Nicole Brown-Simpson received justice - through the civil court.