companion case

Definition of "companion case"
  1. A case that is decided alongside another due to common or interrelated legal issues
How to use "companion case" in a sentence
  1. The two lawsuits were considered as a companion case because they both tackled the same legal questions.
  2. Due to the resemblance in legal arguments, the defense attorney suggested treating the second lawsuit as a companion case.
  3. The judge ordered the companion case to be heard on the same day because both cases dealt with similar statutory interpretations.

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