existing law


existing law
A broad term but, in the particular context in which it appears, it may be limited to statutory law, as distinguished from common law, or to Federal law, as distinguished from state law. Chicago, St. Paul etc. R Co. v Latta, 226 US 519, 57 L Ed 328, 33 S Ct 155: Adams Express Co. v Croninger, 226 US 491, 57 L Ed 314; 33 S Ct 148 (application of provision of Carmack Amendment).

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