collateral order doctrine

Definition of "collateral order doctrine"
  1. A principle that allows for review of orders in a legal case, which settles a contested matter independently from the rest of the case, and is considered too significant to wait for review until the case is fully settled
How to use "collateral order doctrine" in a sentence
  1. The lawyer invoked the collateral order doctrine to challenge the ruling on admissibility of evidence before the case progressed further.
  2. Under the collateral order doctrine, the court was empowered to review the defendant's Constitutional right claims prior to final judgement.
  3. The collateral order doctrine permitted an immediate appeal of the court's order, given the serious implications it had on the later stages of the case.

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