zone of interests.The class or type of interests or concerns that a statute or constitutional guarantee is intended to regulate or protect. • To have standing to challenge a ruling (esp. of an administrative agency), the plaintiff must show that the specific injury suffered comes within the zone of interests protected by the statute on which the ruling was based. [Cases: Action  13; Administrative Law and Procedure  666; Federal Civil Procedure  103.2. C.J.S. Actions §§ 57–63.]
[Blacks Law 8th]