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    Default against the ruling vs against the rule

    Samsung was dealt a blow in late August when a US court ruled that it infringed some of Apple's design and software patents and fined it more than $1 billion. Samsung has appealed against the ruling.

    Can I rewrite the bold sentence into the following?
    Samsung has appealed against the rule.
    Is there any difference in meaning between them?

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    Default Re: against the ruling vs against the rule

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    Can I rewrite the bold sentence into the following?
    Samsung has appealed against the rule. No
    Is there any difference in meaning between them?
    Yes, It was a ruling, an official decision of a court, not a rule, some form of statement of advice or legislation.

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