the case now before the court In the instant case, the question is whether the defendant owed a duty of care to the plaintiff.
- It is important to distinguish the instant case from previous cases.
- This question is relevant to the instant case.
- The issue in the instant case is whether or not dangerous dogs should be banned (=not allowed).
- The phrases case at bar and case at bench are synonymous with instant case. These are all legalisms which can be replaced by the simpler this case.