saving clause


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saving clause

or savings clause
n.
A clause in a law indicating that, in the event that some part of the law is declared invalid by a court, the remaining valid portion will still be enforceable.
References in classic literature ?
Everything honourable and soothing, every present enjoyment, and every future hope was contained in it; and her acceptance, with only the saving clause of Papa and Mamma's approbation, was eagerly given.
I added this saving clause, in the moment of rejecting four richly caparisoned coursers which I had had wild thoughts of harnessing.
A very proper saving clause, that last,' said Sir Mulberry; 'and one you stand in need of.
Unless,' Pancks added as a saving clause, 'I had a lingering illness on me, and wanted to get it over.
Frequently, a party trying to avoid arbitration will argue that an exception in the saving clause is applicable to a given controversy.
82) But the Court quickly moved to analyze conflict preemption and noted that "the saving clause .
48) The case involved the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966, (49) which contained both a preemption provision and a saving clause that recognized the continued validity of state law.
32) Accordingly, this calls into question whether the saving clause can be interpreted in favour of groups seeking separation.
In Geier, the Court found that a plaintiff's run-of-the-mill products liability claim against an auto manufacturer posed an undue obstacle to attaining the policies implicit in the federal auto safety program, even though the statute involved contained an express preemption clause and a saving clause explicitly preserving state common law claims.
Another provision of the Safety Act is a saving clause which provided "Compliance with any Federal motor vehicle safety standard issued under this subchapter does not exempt any person from any liability under common law.
The saving clause, in turn, excepts from preemption state laws that "regulate insurance.