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Synonyms for common law

(civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions

a system of jurisprudence based on judicial precedents rather than statutory laws

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In this sense, perhaps it tells us less about these judges and their lives and legacy than it does about law professors and legal scholars, particularly in the common law.
He is a graduate of the University of Middlesex in England with a Bachelor's Degree in Law, and is the first Emirati to join the DIFC Courts whose primary legal training has been in English common law.
a secondment agreement that states the parties' intentions about who is the employer) may provide some evidence under the common law test, but it is not determinative on that question.
The common law adapts to changed circumstances and the lessons of accumulated experience.
Her focus on microhistories is intended to recreate the everyday experience of common law in the colonies.
The common law exception was recently explained in Service Experts, LLC v.
1, disturbing the peace, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, inciting a riot, common law affray, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and a drug violation near a school or park.
In rough outline, the criticism is that the common law is undemocratic because it is judge-made law.
When I was provided with the first draft of the Conference agenda and asked whether I would be the first speaker at the Conference, I could not but notice that a good deal of the programme is to be devoted to a panel discussion about what their proponents are pleased to call 'reforms' of the Common Law in connection with certain categories of compensatory damages in civil cases and in connection with the current law respecting workers compensation.
Statement of Martha English relative to one Bessie Walker cutting which resulted in the Death of her Common Law Husband, Rogers Matthews," January 14, 1938, Transcripts of Statements of Witnesses to Homicides, New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana Division, City Archives, New Orleans Public Library [hereafter cited as "Transcripts of Statements"]; "Report of Homicide of Rogers Matthews," January 14, 1939, Department of [New Orleans] Police, Homicide Reports, New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana Division, City Archives, New Orleans Public Library [hereafter cited as "Homicide Reports"].
In a recent survey of trademark professionals conducted by TrademarkNow, 59% of those surveyed expressed dissatisfaction with their process for identifying common law risks of unregistered trademarks in use.
Indeed, Leoni uses the Roman law made by the jurisconsults and English common law essentially interchangeably as an analytical matter, so that the structure he uses in describing Roman law developed by the jurisconsult is essentially the same one that Hayek later identifies as distinctive in the common-law process under the English common law.
The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld a lower court decision that the wage caps for the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) and Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) must be calculated by reference to common law employment relationships rather than statutory employment relationships.
Rights that, under common law especially, do not allow governments to make arbitrary regulations and take uncontrolled legislative authority.