action on the case

action on the case
See trespass on the case.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Action on the case — Case Case, n. [F. cas, fr. L. casus, fr. cadere to fall, to happen. Cf. {Chance}.] 1. Chance; accident; hap; opportunity. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] By aventure, or sort, or cas. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. That which befalls, comes, or happens; an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • action on the case — action on the case: trespass on the case at trespass Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. action on the case …   Law dictionary

  • action on the case — A common law species of personal action of formerly extensive application, otherwise called trespass on the case, or simply case, from the circumstance of the plaintiffs whole case or cause of complaint being set forth at length in the original… …   Black's law dictionary

  • action on the case — A common law species of personal action of formerly extensive application, otherwise called trespass on the case, or simply case, from the circumstance of the plaintiffs whole case or cause of complaint being set forth at length in the original… …   Black's law dictionary

  • action sur le case — Same as action on the case. See trespass on the case …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • special action on the case — Same as trespass on the case …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • trespass on the case — Case Case, n. [F. cas, fr. L. casus, fr. cadere to fall, to happen. Cf. {Chance}.] 1. Chance; accident; hap; opportunity. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] By aventure, or sort, or cas. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. That which befalls, comes, or happens; an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The Negro Family: The Case For National Action — The Negro Family: The Case For National Action, also known as the Moynihan Report was written by then sociologist and later U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan and released in 1965. It focused on the deep roots of black poverty in America and… …   Wikipedia

  • Trespass on the case — A Writ of Trespass and Writ of Trespass on the Case are the two catchall torts from English Common Law, the former involving trespass against person, the latter involving trespass against anything else which may be actionable. The writ is also… …   Wikipedia

  • trespass on the case — A common law form of action, otherwise known as case and action on the case, for an injury resulting from a wrongful act other than physical force, or for an injury resulting from nonfeasance or negligence, or for an injury which is consequential …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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