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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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As is clear from the statute's language and as is detailed in the case law, a Sec.
While taxpayers can now clearly cite ITC case law to reclassify real estate costs as personal property costs for purposes of Federal tax depreciation, taxpayers should be aware that the IRS can still challenge taxpayers by citing opposing ITC case law.
According to Lange, Kroll Ontrack has been analyzing salient e-discovery case law for over a decade, and it's clear that e-discovery practices have progressed during that time.
119) The next section outlines how counties have applied case law to the enactment of drainage regulation.
For case law searching, user settings include jurisdiction, date range, Authority Check (see below), number of results (100, 500, or 1000) and "sort by" (relevance, decision date, short name, or by times cited).
To assist with this, the CalCPA Family Law Section has been summarizing statutes and case law involving the determination of income available for child and spousal support.
The case law holds that advice from a lawyer for the purpose of tax return preparation is not "legal advice" because such could have been provided by an accountant and does not require the work of a lawyer.
The case law is far from uniform on the applicability of the common interest doctrine to communications among insurers and their reinsurers.
However, law enforcement agencies around the country undoubtedly can relate to the findings through their own experiences with the complex case law in their own states.
Clinton's deputy attorney general, Jamie Gorelick, testified that ``the Department of Justice believes, and the case law supports, that the president has inherent authority to conduct warrantless searches for foreign intelligence purposes.
Preparing a cost seg study requires a skill and understanding of IRS and tax court case law complemented by engineering and cost estimating skills.
Although there is no case law governing the use of e-mail by public officials, the attorney general's office and state Department of Administration have made it clear that communication in cyberspace by public officials can easily violate the state law and may even subject Offending officials to civil and criminal actions.