Case Law

  • (noun): (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions.
    Synonyms: precedent, common law
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on case law, case, cases, law:

Swiss Federal Constitution - Constitutional Provisions - Title 2: Fundamental Rights, Civil Rights and Social Goals
... In consequence, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court's extensive case law developed an array of implicit or "unwritten" fundamental rights, drawing upon the case law of the European Court ... constitutional revision, the Federal Assembly decided to codify that case law in the form of a comprehensive bill of rights, which is substantially congruent with the ...
Surrogatum Principle - Case Law
... In the seminal case of London and Thames Haven Oil Wharves, 2 All E.R ... or unliquidated from an obligation to pay damages for tort, as in the present case from a statutory obligation or in any other way in which legal obligations arise." In Commissioners of Inland Revenue v ... cited in several subsequent Canadian cases and is also described in paragraph 8 of Interpretation Bulletin IT-365R2 "When the rights and advantages surrendered on cancellation are ...
Anglo-Hindu Law - History and Development - Phase 1: Rise of Court Pandits in India - Case Law
... Hindu law was codified by the British in multiple ways translation, documentation, recognition of customary law, and implementation of various Acts ... Legislation came to be the strongest source of law in India in so far as it held the highest jurisdiction when sources conflicted ... Despite British efforts to avoid the inevitability of English law becoming the law of India, the inevitable proved stronger ...
Binding Precedent - Principle - Case Law in Common Law Systems
... In the common law tradition, courts decide the law applicable to a case by interpreting statutes and applying precedent which record how and why prior cases have been decided ... Unlike most civil law systems, common law systems follow the doctrine of stare decisis, by which most courts are bound by their own previous decisions in similar cases, and all lower courts should make decisions ... litigants to appeal rulings (including those in clear violation of established case law) to the higher courts ...
Supreme Court Of Finland - Leave To Appeal - Grounds For Leave To Appeal
... grounds a decision of the Supreme Court is necessary for the application of law in identical or similar cases or for the consistency of case law an error in procedure or other error has taken place in ... A precedent may relate to the application of law in identical or similar cases or to the consistency of case law ... In the first- mentioned case the precedent provides guidance for resolving similar questions of law in the future ...

More definitions of "case law":

  • (noun): A system of jurisprudence based on judicial precedents rather than statutory laws.
    Synonyms: common law, precedent

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