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What is COMMON-LAW ACTION

A civil suit, as distinguished from a criminal prosecution or a proceeding to enforce a penalty or a police regulation ; not necessarily an action which would lie at common law. Kirby v. Railroad Co. (C. C.) 100 Fed. 551 ; U. S. v. Block. 24 Fed. Cas. 1,174.

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