Collateral issue

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(Law) An issue taken upon a matter aside from the merits of the case.
An issue raised by a criminal convict who pleads any matter allowed by law in bar of execution, as pardon, diversity of person, etc.
A point raised, on cross-examination, aside from the issue fixed by the pleadings, as to which the answer of the witness, when given, cannot subsequently be contradicted by the party asking the question.

See also: Collateral, Collateral, Collateral

References in classic literature ?
It was this deficiency, I considered, while running over in thought the perfect keeping of the character of the premises with the accredited character of the people, and while speculating upon the possible influence which the one, in the long lapse of centuries, might have exercised upon the other--it was this deficiency, perhaps, of collateral issue, and the consequent undeviating transmission, from sire to son, of the patrimony with the name, which had, at length, so identified the two as to merge the original title of the estate in the quaint and equivocal appellation of the "House of Usher"--an appellation which seemed to include, in the minds of the peasantry who used it, both the family and the family mansion.
Klaas Knot of the Dutch central bank also chimed in, saying the collateral issue made him feel "very uncomfortable.
The sex video is a collateral issue that demonstrates the emergence of the use and abuse of technology,'' she said in a text message to reporters.
Successful banks have been able to develop and promote the use of financial products and services, such as leasing, to address the lack of collateral issue faced by most women entrepreneurs.
Finnish Finance Minister Jutta Urpilainen said that the collateral issue was "non-negotiable".
One collateral issue was whether or not by having filed her motion for summary judgment, Dr.
Bullen said the FASB discussed the collateral issue at length.
NCOIL will also track what the NAIC, and the states of Florida and New York are doing on the reinsurance collateral issue, says Nolan.
But whatever the NAIC decides to do or not to do, when one listens to reinsurance business leaders talk about the collateral issue, one thing is apparent: The debate will continue until a universal set of global regulatory standards is in place.
The collateral issue has been before the NAIC for years.
12) Current Joint Committee case procedures raise the collateral issue of the validity of a Form 870 or Form 870-AD for the carryback year if subsequently a Form 872 is required for the same year.