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de minimis non curat lex

From Latin, meaning "the law does not care about the smallest things," a legal principle asserting that trivial matters are not worthy of judicial scrutiny. They want to drag our entire company to court because of a scratch on their car that they allege was caused by one of our machines. I implore the court to acknowledge that this clearly falls under the doctrine of de minimis non curat lex.
See also: DE, lex, minimis, non

lex dubia non obligat

A Latin phrase that frees one from a contract or other legal obligation that is not morally sound. In English, the phrase means "a dubious law is not binding." As your lawyer, I think we should absolutely take them to court—the terms of this contract are unethical. "Lex dubia non obligat"!
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n. a Lexus automobile. This dude’s Lex ain’t no ghetto sled.
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Ultimately, both doctors agreed Lex's internal injuries were a medical emergency in their own right.
When the Coventry site opened in 2014 Lex Autolease hailed it as a cornerstone of the company's growth plans.
Whether lex sportiva should be characterized as a part of lex mercatoria or not depends on the fact whether lex sportiva is envisaged as a social phenomenon, whose most relevant aspects are of an economic nature (rights of the athletes to freely exercise a professional activity from which they can derive economic benefits; relevance of sporting events as public entertainments giving rise to the possibility of important cross border business exploitations) or whether, on the contrary, lex sportiva is still to be envisaged as predominantly concerning the Olympic values of the various sports as the ones opposite to the economic consequences of sport practicing and development and are not subject to the economic evaluation.
Large, new single-light casement windows in 88 Lex's pre-war faoade give a modern feel to each room, while magnificent new floor-to-ceiling windows at 90 Lex frame views of the surrounding neighborhood.
Lex Machina's data shows that in 70.32 percent of ANDA cases, an injunction is granted, compared to just 42.41 percent of non-ANDA cases that have an injunction granted.
investigates the nature of the lex ordandi, lex credendi relationship and offers guidelines on how best to read the church's faith in her life of prayer.
When Hunted star Lex Shrapnel was growing up, his gran was just his gran.He knew she was an actress but her career didn't quite register until he followed her into the profession.
Everyone's favorite teenage grim reaper, Lex Bartleby, is back in the follow-up to Croak (Graphia, 2012/VOYA December 2011).
The Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation relieves the burden on social entrepreneurs trying to navigate the murky waters of their legal issues alone by matching them with lawyers at top law firms.
The Financial Times' influential Lex Blog noted recently that "the declining growth of alcoholic beverage makers appears to be here to stay."
In 2001, MacLaren wrote that the term 'lex sportiva' was coined by the acting Secretary General of the Court of Arbitration for Sport, Matthieu Reeb, at the time of the publication of the first Digest of CAS decisions stretching over the period from 1986 to 1998.
BUSINESS drivers are committing more driving offences year on year, according to a report by Lex Autolease.
BELL, Alex Lex Trent Versus the Gods Headline, 2010 344pp $19.99 pbk ISBN 9780755355181 SCIS 1451119
Following the stuttering start of 2010, predominantly due to the snow, wind and rain which heralded in the New Year, the commercial property market in Stourbridge and the surrounding areas is starting to rally in terms of interest levels compared to those experienced in early 2009, writes Lex Allan, managing director of Lex Allan Commercial.
The San Jacinto (Texas) College paralegal program recently launched a campus chapter of the paralegal Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX) honor society, which should bolster the program's solid tradition of excellence.