Palpable Defect Law and Legal Definition

A "palpable defect" is a defect that is obvious, clear, unmistakable, manifest or plain. [Scozzari v. City of Clare, 723 F. Supp. 2d 974 ( E.D. Mich. 2010)]. To prevail on a motion for reconsideration, the moving party is ordinarily required to show a palpable defect. The party must also demonstrate that the court and the parties were misled due to the defect, and that correcting the defect will result in a different disposition of the case.