federal common law
federal common law n: case law developed in the federal courts see also erie railroad co. v. tompkins in the important cases section
◇ Federal common law is applied primarily in admiralty and maritime cases, disputes between states, matters of international relations, and in cases regarding the proprietary interests of the U.S. Federal common law is used when federal statutory law does not completely address an issue or problem.

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

federal common law
n.
A body of case law composed of decisions made by federal courts, used in a very narrow range of cases; see also Erie doctrine

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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