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What does it mean for the average person when a US Circuit Court vacates and remands a case?

In this particular case, where the case was dismissed pursuant to a motion to dismiss, which happens at the very outset of the litigation, this means that the normal lawsuit process will resume. The ...
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What does it mean for the average person when a US Circuit Court vacates and remands a case?

Vacating a decision means to cancel it. "For the average person," at least, "vacate" is synonymous with "cancel" or "overturn." Remanding the case to the lower ...
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What does it mean for the average person when a US Circuit Court vacates and remands a case?

It means the order of the lower court is essentially erased (this is the vacatur). That district court order no longer has any effect: not for the parties; not for anyone. Second, it means that the ...
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