long cause

Definition of "long cause"
  1. A lawsuit whose trial is expected to last beyond a day, requiring specific scheduling within the court calendar
How to use "long cause" in a sentence
  1. Due to its complex nature, the fraud case was classified as a long cause.
  2. The court had to find an appropriate date for the long cause to fit into its tight schedule.
  3. The lawyers prepared for weeks ahead of the long cause, anticipating a lengthy trial.

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