matter of law


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Synonyms for matter of law

a disputed legal contention that is generally left for a judge to decide

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Putman, however, has failed to demonstrate that the alleged misuses were foreseeable as a matter of law. While the manual accompanying the 10ML-II specifically states that it should be used with .45 caliber bullets only, several internet articles and forum pages posit the use of a .499 caliber bullet, like the PowerBelt bullet used by Putman.
On appeal Thomas contests the judge's evidentiary rulings, the decision not to recruit counsel, and the partial judgment for the defendants as a matter of law. Because Thomas's trial testimony allowed for a permissible inference of retaliation, the judge should not have taken the retaliation claims from the jury.
"I have been persuaded as a matter of law that it would simply not be open to you to return a guilty verdict in his case," the judge explained.
They will also challenge whether District Judge Isobel Brownlie was correct as a matter of law to hold that Ashers discriminated against Mr Lee directly on grounds of religious belief or political opinion.
Lewis further explains that the Federal Circuit has determined that claims are interpreted as a matter of law, too.
Here, the plaintiff made a prima facie showing of entitlement to judgment as a matter of law with evidence that the Darkei Noam defendants learned of the underlying incident in September or October 2005, but waited until June 2006, approximately nine months later, to notify the plaintiff (see Great Canal Realty Corp.
Not as a matter of law, because by law, they can exist, but as a matter of institutional courtesy.
(v) that, as a matter of law, a party is not entitled to workers' compensation immunity;
The defendants appealed raising several issues, which were as follows: 1) Whether the trial court erred as a matter of law or abused its discretion in charging the jury that it could award damages under the Wrongful Death Act for plaintiffs' loss of the society and companionship of Hyseem.
Bradford Joseph as to Count One of the amended complaint invalid and unenforceable as a matter of law, a ruling that the plaintiffs did not challenge in their appeal.
He says that the situation that prompted the lawsuit is "wrong as a matter of law and as a matter of smart public policy.
The majority stated, "landlord's acceptance of the tendered rent with knowledge of the lease violation extinguishes the default as a matter of law ....
A Matter of Law: A Memoir of Struggle in Cause of Equal Rights by Robert L.
The district court excluded the representative's expert witness testimony, precluded reference to other suicides at the facility, and granted judgment as a matter of law for the sheriff.
'A five-year-old is legally incompetent as a matter of law. There is no question that the officer's actions were unjustifiable and indefensible as a matter of law.'