Colorado River abstention

Definition of "Colorado River abstention"
  1. A type of legal delay that occurs specifically when issues of state interest are concurrently being examined in a correlating case in a state court
How to use "Colorado River abstention" in a sentence
  1. The lawyer requested a Colorado River abstention as the same state matters were under review in the state court.
  2. Due to the ongoing state court case involving identical state concerns, a Colorado River abstention was necessitated.
  3. To avoid duplication of legal work and conflicting decisions, the judge decided to apply Colorado River abstention until the state court finalized its decision.

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