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com·mon law

(kom'ŏn law)
A system of law based on custom, tradition, and court decisions rather than on written legislation.

case law

Opinions or decisions made by the courts.
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Halima Saleh, head of community magistrates in the region, indicated that the importance of settling legal cases at magisterial level is a sound strategy the Ministry has seriously been working on.
The armed intruders are said to have asked for 35 million euros in exchange for documents they said could help Berlusconi in a legal case, the BBC reports.
Manama More than two-thirds of candidates in Kuwait's parliament elections have legal cases pending against them, a local daily has reported.
As a result, MasTec's senior management recently announced a significant shift in strategy regarding its older legal cases and disputes.
Their situations were only rarely viewed as bringing dishonor on the family as a whole; family members were active and public participants in these legal cases.
One rail expert said that while it's often difficult to win legal cases against railroads in lawsuits brought by drivers or pedestrians on the tracks during a crash, passengers have more avenues to pursue relief.
In addition, Americans United has won legal cases against government display of the Ten Commandments in Charleston, S.
There are even legal cases in upstate New York where the local governments were allowed to take land to use as access for private shopping centers, he said.
Using the same principle, Orchestria Legal Hold analyzes and tags archived communication for their relevance to specific legal cases.
Commenting on the Musharraf's attempt to re-enter Pakistan's political arena, he pointed out that the former dictator was such a coward that he did not come to Pakistan to launch his party, adding that Musharraf had to face legal cases on his return.
The outside attorneys are hired by city agencies to handle particularly complex or specialized legal cases.