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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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Although such a view tends to slight state decisional law as dispositive evidence of the meaning of a state's common law, it is in rough harmony with Justice Story's later recognition in Swift v.
Relying on Arnes II, the taxpayers argued the transaction was tax-free under section 1041 and that the legal standard to apply was the primary and unconditional obligation standard established by the constructive dividend decisional law.
2) The preliminary ruling has a binding effect on the national courts, which in turn implement the decision into their own decisional law.
97-48's conditioning of nonretroactivity on disregard of decisional law has been criticized by practitioners and may be unprecedented.
Failing denial, PEARL asks the Court to remand the case to the District Court so that a full record can be developed, with a hearing or trial on the facts, so that the Court would be able to take into full account the facts and events that have transpired and the decisional law handed down since Felton.
Those rulings constitute the body of decisional law that now binds VA.
This tracks with the findings analyzing the published opinions and is evidence that the tide has turned in favor of defendants because of changes in the decisional law - not jurors' attitudes or law reform measures passed in the states.
The statutory and decisional law of most States is strongly influenced by Delaware law.
That instruction is rooted in Florida decisional law that "an acceptance is not valid, and thus is ineffective to form a contract, unless it is communicated to the offeror.
At its narrowest, the proposed theory is consonant with Erie but generalizes it, embracing federal as well as state law and statutory as well as decisional law in both state and federal courts.