Related Cases Law and Legal Definition

The term related cases mean "cases are related if they present common questions of law and fact, or arise from the same source or substantially similar transactions, happenings, events or relationships, or if for any other reason they would entail substantial duplication of labor if assigned to different judges." Jab Industries, Inc. v. Silex S.P.A., 601 F. Supp. 971, 980 (S.D.N.Y. 1985)