Latin Legal Terms

Coram non judice

Coram non judice – literally it means “before one who is not a judge”. This legal phrase has got application at the area of court proceedings in some legal systems. There it refers to a lawsuit in which there is no judge (i.e. the judge may have passed away, or not been appointed at all, etc.).
Coram non judice could for example details also a situation where the appointed judge does not have legal qualification (or jurisdiction) to hear the case and decide on it. In practice this may happen in case where the claim has been submitted at the wrong court of law.

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