common-law common-law

Definition(s):

  • (adj) based on common law

News

  1. Man accused of killing common-law wife

    The man accused in the brutal murder of his common-law wife is behind bars, after he led police on a chase this week
    on June 13, 2013     Source: ABC 13 Houston

  2. Monahans Woman Accused of Trying to Stab Her Common Law Husband

    A Monahans woman is accused of trying to stab her common-law husband. According to a police report, the husband told officers 48-year-old Nancy Hill tried to convince him to get back together.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: News West 9 Midland

  3. Suspect charged in Fort Sam Houston shooting

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors have filed a federal criminal complaint against a man suspected of shooting his common-law wife on Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  • In dissent, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said that Congress never intended "a radical curtailment of state common-law lawsuits seeking compensation for injuries caused by defectively designed or labeled medical devices."
    on Feb 20, 2008 By: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Source: International Herald Tribune

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