separable controversy

Definition of "separable controversy"
  1. An individual claim or legal dispute that, in itself, could be transferred to federal courts, despite being connected to other issues that are not eligible for such a move
How to use "separable controversy" in a sentence
  1. Even though the other issues could not be removed, the separable controversy was taken to the federal courts due to its individual relevance.
  2. The issue of whether the contract was violated stood as a separable controversy in the case, separate from the other matters involved.
  3. Due to its distinct nature and potential for resolution independent of the other claims, the copyright infringement aspect of the lawsuit was considered a separable controversy.

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