death knell exception

Definition of "death knell exception"
  1. A procedural rule that permits an immediate examination of a provisional court order if not reviewing it immediately would cause unfixable damage
How to use "death knell exception" in a sentence
  1. The lawyer argued for using the death knell exception to examine the order restricting the company's operations, fearing irreparable damage to the business if not reviewed in due time.
  2. In an attempt to prevent irreversible harm, the attorney petitioned for an immediate investigation of the court's order under the death knell exception.
  3. Given the potential for lasting harm and loss, an immediate review was called for using the death knell exception.

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