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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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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.
departed from developed case law by rejecting the separate-and-distinct-asset test and adopting the INDOPCO test of a significant future benefit against the taxpayer.
6701 to advisers who took a reasonable reporting position, the case law has focused more on the knowledge-of-under-statement criterion.
As a result, taxpayers can use the extensive ITC case law with confidence to reclassify construction costs from real property to personal property by doing a cost classification study.
BVR's Intellectual Property Valuation Case Law Compendium contains close to 100 court case abstracts and full text opinions of cases involving a dispute over the value of intellectual property.
The court reviewed dictionary definitions of these terms as well as case law.
The skillful use of case law to support a legal position is a fundamental part of civil litigation; for the civil litigation attorney, it is probably the greatest challenge.
Application of the penalty will be considered, however, where "a position is taken that is clearly contrary to the established industry practice, the Agency's public position, or the case law, and for which no reasonable argument can be made.
Attorneys for the plaintiffs suggested their clients consider the settlement offer because current case law supports Lockheed's argument that the statute of limitations had expired when the more than 3,000 original cases were filed in 1996.
Congress's intent in enacting section 163(h) was to disallow noncorporate taxpayers' nonbusiness interest deductions, not to invalidate prior case law (such as Standing [4th Cir.
Case law has shaped that standard so a court justice must decide only if a rational man would have made this same agency determination.
In "What Employment Lawyers Need to Know About Recent ERISA Litigation & Mitigating Risk of Breach for Fiduciary Claims," ExecSense examines recent case law on breach of fiduciary duty claims under ERISA that employment lawyers and their clients need to know about.