Egregious Cases Law and Legal Definition

Egregious cases are cases involving flagrant violation of human rights.

The following are examples of case law on egregious cases:

In an egregious case the prosecution stubbornly refuses to file a motion despite overwhelming evidence that the accuser’s assistance has been as substantial as to cry out for meaningful relief. Such cases should be rare because there are significant institutional incentives for the prosecution to exercise sound judgment and to act in good faith. [United States v. Burkhalter, 1991 U.S. App. LEXIS 29282 (10th Cir. 1991)]

An egregious case arises when the defendant clearly has provided substantial and valuable assistance, but the Government has arbitrarily and in bad faith refused to make a motion for departure. [United States v. Martinez, 1995 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 6033 (D. Cal. 1995)]