minimis

de minimis

From Latin, meaning "trifling," a legal principle asserting that trivial matters are not worthy of judicial scrutiny. A shortening of the Latin maxim de minimis non curat lex, meaning "the law does not care about the smallest things." 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 realize how insignificant this is and apply the de minimis doctrine.
See also: DE, minimis

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
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