final decision on the merits


final decision on the merits
A determination of the merits of a cause which will, in due time, by operation of law, lead to a final judgment in the cause. Fisher v Sun Underwriters Ins. Co. 55 RI 175, 179 A 702, 103 ALR 1097.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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