Binding Authority

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Binding Authority

Source of law that a judge must evaluate when making a decision in a case. For example, statutes from the same state where a case is being brought, or higher court decisions, are binding authority for a judge.

According to Article VI of the Constitution—the Supremacy Clause—all laws made pursuant to the Constitution are considered the supreme law of the land. They are entitled to legal superiority over any conflicting state law or constitutional provision.


Primary Authority.

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He headed the Philadelphia Contributionship and was president and CEO of Penn-America Group, a specialty property and casualty company with extensive contract binding authority E&S writings.
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Binding Authority UMR Number: B0618FB14A605A; California License Number: 0H74909.
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of Toronto declared a contract to purchase The Galileo Group, a brokerage with Lloyd's binding authority with offices in Toronto and Vancouver.
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