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Jun 23

Legal Vocabulary: Case Law vs. Statutory Law

Case law also known as common law is defined as follows: “Law based upon or settled by decided cases; decisions handed down by judges and having the effect of law.”

Statutory law is defined as: “The law as set forth in statutes. (A legislative enactment duly sanctioned and authenticated by constitutional rule; act of Parliament, Congress, etc.; also, any authoritatively declared rule, ordinance, decree, or law.)”

Here’s a quick video that explains the difference between case and statutory law:

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