case lawcase law
law based on previous judicial decisions, or precedents
The law as established by decisions of courts, especially appellate courts in published opinions.
case law - Legal Definition
- The law based on judicial opinions, including decisions that interpret statutes, rather than law based on statutes and other sources. See also administrative law, casus omissus, and common law.
- The collection of reported judicial decisions within a particular jurisdiction dealing with a specific issue or topic. Also called decisional law.