Issue of Law – a point on which the evidence is undisputed, however the parties disagree on the the law’s interpretation of the particular issue, and therefore they must rely on the court’s discretion

issue of law:

1. A point on which the evidence is undisputed, the outcome depending on the court’s interpretation of the law; especially, QUESTION OF LAW (3). — aka legal issue.

question of law:

3. An issue about what the law is on a particular point; an issue in which parties argue about, and the court must decide, what the true rule of law is <both parties appealed on the question of law>.  See issue of law under ISSUE. (1).


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[1Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black & Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-62130-6



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