matter of law


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matter of law

n
(Law) law an issue requiring the court's interpretation of the law or relevant principles of the law. Compare matter of fact
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Noun1.matter of law - a disputed legal contention that is generally left for a judge to decidematter of law - a disputed legal contention that is generally left for a judge to decide
question, head - the subject matter at issue; "the question of disease merits serious discussion"; "under the head of minor Roman poets"
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"
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Therefore it is an happy thing in a state, when kings and states do often consult with judges; and again, when judges do often consult with the king and state: the one, when there is matter of law, intervenient in business of state; the other, when there is some consideration of state, intervenient in matter of law.
For I do indeed believe that to be an involuntary homicide is a less crime than to be a deceiver about beauty or goodness or justice in the matter of laws. And that is a risk which I would rather run among enemies than among friends, and therefore you do well to encourage me.
As a threshold matter, we believe that the determination of no standing is wrong as a matter of law, and the very analysis in the opinion compels a determination that the procurement was unlawful on several grounds."
Even assuming the alleged misuses were unforeseeable, these issues of fact prevent the court from finding that the design defect was not the proximate cause of his injury as a matter of law.
At trial the judge entered judgment as a matter of law for the defendants on all claims except those asserting excessive force by two officers.
Judge Rhys Rowlands told the jury that he had been asked by barrister Phillip Tully to consider whether as a matter of law it would be possible for the jury to return a verdict of guilty against his client McGrath on the single count against him.
Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa remarked ' it is matter of law rather than of mercy .
"Justice Asif Saeed Khosa said, "It is a matter of law rather than a matter of mercy.
After concluding that the issue of whether a person has suffered serious impairment of a body function is inherently fact-and-circumstance-specific; therefore, there can be no bright-line rule and the analysis must be conducted on a case-by-case basis, the panel held that the Oakland Circuit Court erred by concluding that the plaintiff missed her burden of proof as a matter of law. Accordingly, the panel reversed the trial courts decision and remanded the matter for further proceedings.
Lawyers have agreed to test whether the judge was correct as a matter of law to hold that the bakery had discriminated against Mr Lee directly on grounds of sexual orientation, a lobby group supporting Ashers said.
Westview Instruments case that patent claims are interpreted as a "matter of law," explained Jeffrey I.
An insured's failure to satisfy the insurance policy's notice requirement constitutes "a failure to comply with a condition precedent which, as a matter of law, vitiates the contract" (Argo Corp.