case of first impression


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case of first impression

n. a case in which a question of interpretation of law is presented which has never arisen before in any reported case. Sometimes, it is only of first impression in the particular state or jurisdiction, so decisions from other states or the federal courts may be examined as a guideline.

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This was a case of first impression, according to Tallen.
In a case of first impression, the Tax Court held that the IRS may not assess underpayment interest or failure-to-pay additions to tax based on a criminal restitution award.
Propitiously (or tragically), this is a case of first impression for the House.
In a case of first impression, attorneys in Weils Miami office secured an order from a Florida state court expunging the convictions of a victim of human trafficking under Floridas human trafficking victim expunction statute.
We do not know what will happen to Sabio's action; the procedures are detailed for all to see or study on the ICC website, but for the Philippines, this is a case of first impression.
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It seems to me to put the burden on Rizalito David in this seeming case of first impression islegally tenable, intellectually respectable and psychologically satisfying," the ex-Senator said.
On July 21, 2015, in a case of first impression on the interpretation of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009 (BPCIA), the Federal Circuit held that the 180-day commercial marketing notice provision under 42 U.
During those three years since passing the Florida bar exam in 2011, there were stops at the Florida Supreme Court for oral arguments in a case of first impression, represented by his law professor and champion, Sandy D'Alemberte; at the Legislature for a specially crafted amendment to change the law in his favor at session's end; and, finally, the bill on the governor's desk for signing into law.
A case of first impression is "[a] case that presents the court with an issue of law that has not previously been decided by any controlling legal authority in that jurisdiction.
The bench hearing the case of high treason against Musharraf and others noted that it is the case of first impression and it's the first time in the country's history that petitions have been filed under Article 6 of the constitution, the report added.