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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.
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case law

Opinions or decisions made by the courts.
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Results: Out of all 3105 registered medico legal cases, reported cases caused by Road Traffic Accident 1230 (40%) followed by blunt injury or physical assault 966 (32%) cases, 19% by sharp weapons, 5% by poisoning, and 4% by firearm injuries.
Based on the current number of judges, each judge has been handling an additional 342 legal cases a year on average during that period - almost one every day - on top of the existing workload.
The families of dozens of asylum seekers who died in a sinking boat off Christmas Island in 2010 have filed a legal case against Australia.
But a council spokesman told the Echo there were no barristers employed in-house, meaning every legal case taken to court needed to be paid for.
Yingluck is facing mounting legal cases, including charges of neglect of duty and abuse of power, which could see her removed from office in coming weeks.
This department may be asked to reanalyze some critical evidence in the Ergenekon and Sledgehammer cases ever since the government hinted at retrying these legal cases in which coup plotters were convicted for the first time in the history of the nation.
A DEVOUT Christian is mounting a landmark legal case for the right to have every Sunday off work.
This is a pick for law libraries and any interested in legal cases, and is accessible by general interest readers as well.
Summary: Tunisian authorities have prepared 18 legal cases against former president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, including "voluntary manslaughter" and "drug trafficking," the state TAP news agency said on Wednesday.
Tunis, April 14 (Saba) - The Tunisian caretaker authorities, trying to assert their authority and gain legitimacy in the eyes of protesters who forced the transition, have prepared 18 legal cases against former Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, including "voluntary manslaughter" and "drug trafficking", according to Qatar News Agency (QNA).
GlaxoSmithKline Plc (Brentford U.K.) said last week it would take a second-quarter charge of $2.36 billion related to legal cases involving its drugs Avandia and Paxil.
Each year the SLO deals with a huge range of legal cases, and the students' work is a fully assessed part of their course."