case law

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Synonyms for case law

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

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

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Since the project began in 2001, LexisNexis case-law editors have written 425,000 prospective case-law summaries and more than 2.6 million retrospective case summaries.
The 13-page booklet provides a written tour of the agency, highlighting its organizational structure, statutory and case-law foundations, budget requirements, personnel, equipment, relationships with other agencies, goals and objectives, and special programs.
In older forms, this provision was often captioned "Curing Tenant's Defaults." Accordingly, under older case-law, landlords could recover only such attorneys' fees as were incurred in curing defaults - and hence was held not entitled to attorneys' fees in various other litigations with the tenant.