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law of the case

  1. :  a doctrine in legal procedure: an issue especially of law that has been decided (as by an appeals court) will not be reconsidered in the same case unless compelling circumstances warrant such reconsideration; also :  a matter of law considered as settled in a case the jury instructions were not objected to and thus became the law of the case


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