de minimis non curat lex


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The law does not concern itself with trifles; - a principle of law, that even if a technical violation of a law appears to exist according to the letter of the law, if the effect is too small to be of consequence, the violation of the law will not be considered as a sufficient cause of action, whether in civil or criminal proceedings.

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The rule "de minimis non curat lex" is almost exclusively referred to in its Latin form (presumably because, as is well-known, the use of Latin "causes little difficulty for lawyers and judges" (8)), and translates into English as "the law does not concern itself with trifles".
Instead of advising that the legal risk of being unable to leave the backstop remained unchanged, he should have advised that the legal risk was now so small it could be ignored in accordance with the Latin maxim de minimis non curat lex -- the law does not take into account that which is insignificant.
"De minimis non curat lex", I would say, loosely translated as "the law does not concern itself with trivialities".
At this point, with the case study freshly in mind, we need to address the question of whether the whole subject of non-medical, non-sexual-intercourse uses of gametes is not a matter so inconsequential that it should just be dismissed as a triviality according to the maxim De minimis non curat lex (The law does not concern itself with trifles.).
It was in breach of that established principle de minimis non curat lex - the law does not concern itself with very small matters.
"De minimis non curat lex: the law does not concern itself with trifles." (1)
The legal maxim "de minimis non curat lex" or "the law does not concern itself with trifles" is as applicable in the context of copyright laws as it is in other legal contexts.
"De minimis non curat lex," lawyers say, which translates as: "The little ones don't care about truth." My judgments are not based on supposition or prejudice, but on empirical evidence.
The Court noted that 'the venerable maxim de minimis non curat lex ('the law cares not for trifles') is part of the established background of legal principles against which all enactments are adopted, and which all enactments (absent contrary indication) are deemed to accept." In the case of Public Law No.