bright-line


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bright-line

(brīt′līn′)
adj.
Clearly distinguished or demarcated; unambiguous: "[The Supreme Court] rejected bright-line definitions of the onset of life" (Gregg Easterbrook).
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A bright-line rule (test) is a clearly defined rule or standard, composed of objective factors, which leaves little or no room for varying interpretation.
Although the elements of the economic realities' test may appear understandable at first blush, a careful reading of the DOL's guidance reveals that there are no bright-line rules upon which to rely.
Final corporate inversion regulations retain bright-line testing.
Leases will be categorized as either Type A (similar conceptually to what GAAP now consider capital leases without the bright-line numerical tests.
This Comment examines the tension between the right of publicity and the First Amendment and argues for a bright-line test that ensures greater protection for creators of expressive works.
2010, at 75, 77; Kay Guinane, Wanted: A Bright-Line Test Defining Prohibited Intervention in Elections by 501(c)(3) Organizations, 5 First Amend.
That standard provides a bright-line rule for taxpayers and tax administrators, protects against the retained jurisdiction over taxpayers with de minimis activity in a state, and furthers the goals underlying the Court's Dormant Commerce Clause doctrine.
The court rejected the argument for a bright-line role.
The United States Supreme Court has granted a capital prisoner's Petition for Writ of Certiorari to determine whether Florida's scheme utilizing a bright-line IQ score of 70 for identifying defendants with mental retardation in capital cases violates Atkins v.
where one taxpayer acquires another), a bright-line date is used to segregate facilitative and nonfacilitative costs.
The Circuit Court entered judgment on the verdict, and tile court of appeals affirmed the judgment PIC presented the issue as follows: Is there a bright-line rule that once a physician makes a non-negligent final diagnosis there is no duty to inform the patient of about diagnostic tests For conditions unrelated to the condition that was included in the final diagnosis?