Leading case

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(Law) a reported decision which has come to be regarded as settling the law of the question involved.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Often, the more one learns about the context and actors in a leading case, the less authoritative the actual decision seems.
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It is expected that the Appeal will be heard and determined in the first quarter of next year (2010) once all the 'pleadings' in the case have been filed at the CAS and answered by the parties, including FIFA, which, I am sure, contrary to their normal practice in CAS appeal cases against their DRC decisions, will actually wish to intervene in such a leading case on 'tapping up' of football players.