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adj. Law
Determining a matter during the course of a case and not part of a final decision: an interlocutory decree.
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(ˌɪntəˈlɒkjʊtərɪ; -trɪ)
1. (Law) law pronounced during the course of proceedings; provisional: an interlocutory injunction.
2. interposed, as into a conversation, narrative, etc
3. of, relating to, or characteristic of dialogue
ˌinterˈlocutorily adv
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(ˌɪn tərˈlɒk yəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

1. of the nature of, pertaining to, or occurring in conversation.
2. interjected into the main course of speech.
3. Law. (of a decision, decree, etc.) not finally decisive of a case.
[1580–90; < Medieval Latin]
in`ter•loc′u•to`ri•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.interlocutory - consisting of dialogue
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The court lacked jurisdiction to determine if the commission erred in vacating a prior order awarding benefits because the commission's order was neither a final order nor an appealable interlocutory order.
The petitioner, SECURA Insurance, A Mutual Company, seeks review of an unpublished, per curiam decision of the court of appeals affirming the circuit court's interlocutory order that determined the fire at issue constituted multiple occurrences instead of a single occurrence.
* DWC Form-095 can be used to file for reimbursement of unrecoupable overpayments due to the decision of a hearing officer, the appeals panel, or an interlocutory order that is reversed or modified by final arbitration, order, or decision.
At that stage, appellate and even constitutional courts should be encouraged to freely address and remedy any prejudice that might have been caused to a party by an interlocutory order below themselves without needing to remand the matter to the trial court for fresh decision.
"Therefore, the ALC's order was not a final decision."<br />The DMV had argued several points, among them that the ALC's interlocutory order was immediately appealable because the order is wrong.<br />"In making this argument, the Department has taken several novel positions of law that we find we should address," Few wrote.
What if a litigant does not wish to appeal an interlocutory order but instead, as he would be required to do in the Federal system, chooses to await the final judgment in the case?
'This is only an interlocutory order,' the BOC said.
Instead, DWC issued a rare "interlocutory order," requiring immediate action, after a pre-trial process known as a benefit review conference on Friday.
Under the collateral order doctrine, an interlocutory order can also be deemed final and immediately appealable under [section] 1291 if it '(1) conclusively determines a disputed question; (2) resolves an important issue completely separate from the merits of the action; and (3) is effectively unreviewable on appeal from final judgment.' EM Ltd.
(46.) The Supreme Court granted certiorari and decided twenty-seven appellate jurisdiction cases dealing with an interlocutory order issue between 1980 and 1990.
Trial and appellate counsel should review the governing law carefully as the failure to timely appeal an interlocutory order appealable by right may preclude intermediate appellate review by a writ.
Then Chief Justice S J Mukhopadhaya entertained the appeal and sought answers on various occasions from the commission, which maintained that the rejection of the JSM application was an interlocutory order.