final judgment rule

Definition of "final judgment rule"
  1. A procedural principle stipulating that an appeal can only be pursued after all matters pertaining to a case have been conclusively decided
How to use "final judgment rule" in a sentence
  1. The lawyer was frustrated when the client wanted to appeal immediately, but the final judgment rule meant they had to wait until the case was completely resolved.
  2. Due to the complexities involved in the case, the final judgment rule became crucial in determining when the appeal could be filed.
  3. The timetable for filing an appeal was dictated by the final judgment rule, which did not allow appeals until all aspects of the case were concluded.

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