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Per Curiam

[Latin, By the court.] A phrase used to distinguish an opinion of the whole court from an opinion written by any one judge.

Sometimes per curiam signifies an opinion written by the chief justice or presiding judge; it can also refer to a brief oral announcement of the disposition of a case by the court that is unaccompanied by a written opinion.

per curiam

adj. Latin for "by the court," defining a decision of an appeals court as a whole in which no judge is identified as the specific author.

per curiam

‘by the court’.
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The state Supreme Court revealed little of its legal rationale in its May 18 per curiam decision.
Just nine days after hearing oral arguments, the Court produced a two-sentence per curiam decision based on a 4-4, but unidentified, split.
111) Some of its cases are disposed by memorandum decision (typically a summary affirmance) or a short per curiam decision.
37) This in fact worked against the court's ability to review for conflict--by going into the "record proper"--a district court per curiam decision not supported by a written opinion.
The assumption that plaintiffs would agree to end six years of litigation, including a trial that had lasted nearly four months, in favor of relitigating each common liability issue a thousand times over is an absurd result that we will not adopt," the court held in a per curiam decision.
At the very least, such a departure from precedent by the Third DCA deserved more than a terse per curiam decision.
In a per curiam decision the Supreme Court concluded that in order to obtain discovery pertaining to a selective prosecution defense where the Government is seeking the death penalty, defendant must submit some evidence that similarly situated individuals were treated differently.
However, the Fifth Circuit decision in Echols(1) and its later per curiam decision on the IRS's appeal of the original decision have highlighted the possibility of claiming a loss deduction on the worthlessness of a partnership interest without also abandoning the interest.
The per curiam decision issued without an opinion under Federal Circuit Rule 36.
Ultimately the Supreme Court of the United States reversed his conviction and that of the others in a per curiam decision citing Boynton v.
The court wrote in a per curiam decision, "[T]he policy means what it says when it declares that coverage extends to all personal injuries `caused by or arising out of each occurrence.
On October 30, 1995, in a per curiam decision reached without hearing oral argument, the Supreme Court vacated Tuggle's sentence and remanded the case to the Fourth Circuit for further proceedings to determine whether the Ake error was harmless in the penalty phase of the trial.