Original precedent

Original precedent – this legal term applies within the Common Law systems. There in the Court Trials details an initial precedent, that creates and applies a new legal rule to be obeyed in future similar cases (once the decision enters in force). This applies usually in situations where there is no relevant legislation or previous decided lawsuits on the same matter. So the original precedent becomes obligatory for the next similar disputes that have to be decided in court.

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