De minimis non curat lex


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De minimis non curat lex. The law does not notice or care for trifling matters. Broom's Max. 333; Hob. 88; 5 Hill, N.Y. Rep. 170.

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any effect the concentration of any of the deposits which occurred would have had no or at the very worst only a very trifling effect on fish and so the ancient principle of de minimis non curat lex applies".
In this respect, the absurdity principle is closely related to the maxim, de minimis non curat lex (the law does not concern itself with trifles).
The United States Supreme Court held that "the venerable maxim de minimis non curat lex .
See Paule Halley, "La regle de minimis non curat lex en droit de l'environnement", Developpements recents en droit de l'environnement, vol 214 (Cowansville, Que: Yvon Blais, 2004) at 4.
The Court noted that 'the venerable maxim de minimis non curat lex ('the law cares not for trifles') is part of the established background of legal principles against which all enactments are adopted, and which all enactments (absent contrary indication) are deemed to accept.