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case law

n.
The law as established by decisions of courts, especially appellate courts in published opinions.

case law

n
(Law) law established by following judicial decisions given in earlier cases. Compare statute law See also precedent1

case′ law`


n.
law based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
[1860–65]

case law

Law based on previous judicial decisions and precedent rather than statutes.
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Noun1.case law - a system of jurisprudence based on judicial precedents rather than statutory laws; "common law originated in the unwritten laws of England and was later applied in the United States"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
2.case law - (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisionscase law - (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions
service - (law) the acts performed by an English feudal tenant for the benefit of his lord which formed the consideration for the property granted to him
civil law - the body of laws established by a state or nation for its own regulation
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For the legal junkies, there are the in-depth discussions on the political turmoil of the last century, the changing caselaw of the American legal system, and the internal intrigue of the largely cloistered judicial branch.
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"Given that I conclude Brymer and Turpin cannot succeed on the merits, I need not definitely resolve the timeliness issue, other than to observe there is conflicting caselaw. ...
In accordance with the applicable provisions of the Internal Revenue Code and existing caselaw, the proceeds from the sale of the personal property shall be distributed as follows until exhausted: (1) first, to satisfy any allowed costs and expenses of sale, as determined by subsequent order of this court; (2) second, to Virginia National until the commercial loan obligations secured by the personal property are satisfied; (3) third, to the United States until the federal tax liabilities subject to the notices of federal tax liens are satisfied; and (4) fourth, the balance, if any, to the Parkers.
Defenders say business courts allow judges to develop technical expertise and give businesses more consistent caselaw.
"However recent caselaw has now also established that Knotweed is a nuisance.
The Supreme Court added that the guidelines of caselaw of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) could have been considered regarding the meaning of the term financial activity but the Commissioner was not authorised to confirm or interpret legislation for the imposition of transfer fees or taxes and to involve himself in the procedure.
In some jurisdictions, the human rights code focuses on the purposes (or objects) of the ameliorative program rather than its effects (this aligns with the Charter s 15(2) interpretation in the caselaw).