law of the case

law of the case
law of the case: a doctrine in legal procedure: an issue esp. of law that has been decided (as by an appeals court) will not be reconsidered in the same case unless compelling circumstances warrant such reconsideration; also: a matter of law considered as settled in a case
the jury instructions were not objected to and thus became the law of the case

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

law of the case
index holding (ruling of a court)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


law of the case
n.
The doctrine that if a court decides an issue of law, the determination will stay the same throughout subsequent trials of the same facts unless a higher court reconsiders the issue and issues a new determination.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


law of the case
Once judges have decided a legal question during the conduct of a lawsuit, they are unlikely to change their views and will respond that the ruling is the "law of the case."
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


law of the case
n. In appellate litigation, the doctrine that the decision in an earlier appeal is binding on the appeals court considering a later one in the same case.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


law of the case
The principle that if the highest appellate court has determined a legal question and returned the case to the court below for additional proceedings, the question will not be determined differently on a subsequent appeal in the same case where the facts remain the same.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


law of the case
The principle that if the highest appellate court has determined a legal question and returned the case to the court below for additional proceedings, the question will not be determined differently on a subsequent appeal in the same case where the facts remain the same.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

law of the case
n.
   once a judge has decided a legal question during the conduct of a lawsuit, he/she is unlikely to change his/her views and will respond that the ruling is the "law of the case."

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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