Case primae impresionis

Case primae impresionis – this legal phrase comes from Latin and literally it means “a matter of first impression”. In the legal practice in Common Law systems particularly within the Court Trials to refer to a legal matter or issue, which has never before been brought to court. It is a subject that has not been investigated or decided by court previously. Respectively the court decision of this concrete legal dispute will be a precedent in this area.

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