- Conformable to law. Steady or uniform in course, practice, or occurrence; not subject to unexplained or irrational variation. Usual, customary, normal or general. Gerald v. American Cas. Co. of Reading, Pa., D.C.N.C., 249 F.Supp. 355, 357.Made according to rule, duly authorized, formed after uniform type; built or arranged according to established plan, law, or principle. Antonym of "casual" or "occasional." Palle v. Industrial Commission, 79 Utah 47, 7 P.2d 284, 290.As to regular clergy- regular deposit- regular election- regular indorsement- regular meeting- regular navigation- regular process- regular session- regular term, see those titles@ regular and established place of businessUnder federal Judicial Code, No. 48 (28 U.S.C.A. No.No. 1400, 1694), permitting patent infringement suits to be brought in the district in which defendant resides or where defendant committed acts of infringement and has a regular and established place of business, a "regular" place of business is one where business is carried on regularly, and not temporarily, or for some special work or particular transaction, while an "established" place of business must be a permanent place of business, and a "regular and established place of business" is one where the same business in kind, if not in degree, as that done at the home office or principal place of business, is carried on. A foreign corporation may have a "regular and established place of business" although business therein is merely securing orders and forwarding them to the home office. Shelton v. Schwartz, C.C.A.I11., 131 F.2d 805, 808.See also minimum contracts@ regular course of businessThis phrase within worker's compensation acts excluding from their benefits person whose employment is not in regular course of business of employer, refers to habitual or regular occupation that party is engaged in with view of winning livelihood or some gain, excluding incidental or occasional operations arising out of transaction of that business; to normal operations which constitute business.Term used in connection with books and records kept by a business and which are admissible in evidence if the court finds as a preliminary matter that the entries therein were made in good faith, before the action was commenced, and that such records are part of the customary operation of the business. A memorandum, report, record, or data compilation, in any form, of acts, events, conditions, opinions, or diagnoses, made at or near the time by, or from information transmitted by, a person with knowledge, if kept in the course of a regularly conducted business activity, and if it was the regular practice of that business activity to make the memorandum, report, record, or data compilation,,all as shown by the testimony of the custodian or other qualified witness, is not excluded by the hearsay rule, unless the source of information or the method or circumstances of preparation indicate lack of trustworthiness. Fed.Evid.R. 803(6); 28 U.S.C.A. No. 1732.See business entry rule.For purposes of the Uniform Business Records Act, "regular course of business" means in the inherent nature of the business in question, and in the method systematically employed for the conduct of the business as a business. Missouri Valley Walnut Co. v. Snider, Mo.App., 569 S.W.2d 324, 328.In commercial law, a requirement for due negotiation of a document of title that limits U.C.C. Article 7's good-faith-purchase protection to normal and usual mercantile dealings in the trade. Term is also descriptive of sales which are ordinarily made by a business in contrast to a bulk sale@ regular entriesEntries made in books of account in regular course of business.See also regular course of business@
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