Conclusion of Law
The rule by which the rights of parties in a lawsuit are determined by a judge's application of relevant statutes or legal principles to the facts of the case that have been found to be true by the jury. The final judgment or decree rendered by a court based upon the verdict reached by the jury. Legal principles that provide the basis for the decision rendered by a judge in a case tried without a jury or with an ADVISORY JURY after certain facts have been established.
Under rules of federal CIVIL PROCEDURE, conclusions of law made in such cases must be stated separately from the findings of fact.