law of the case

Definition of "law of the case"
  1. A principle that, within a lawsuit, once judges have ruled on a legal question, they are generally unlikely to alter their judgment
How to use "law of the case" in a sentence
  1. In fighting the same legal battles, attorneys often rely on the law of the case.
  2. The judge maintained his initial ruling, alluding to the law of the case.
  3. Through the law of the case, consistency is upheld in ongoing legal proceedings.

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