Recent Examples of res judicata from the Web
Today, New York Court of Appeals Associate Judge Michael Garcia agreed that Paramount's claim is barred by res judicata, meaning a matter already judged.
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legal Definition of res judicata
- the trial court interpreted the earlier order as a dismissal with prejudice and thus res judicata as to the subsequent complaint
- —Southeast Mortg. Co. v. Sinclair, 632 So. 2d 677 (1994)
- the doctrine of res judicata precludes the presentation of issues in a post-conviction petition which have previously been decided upon direct appeal
- —Stowers v. State, 657 N.E.2d 194 (1995)
- res judicata precludes only subsequent suits on the same cause of action; collateral estoppel may preclude relitigation of issues in later suits on any cause of action
- —J. H. Friedenthal et al.
Origin and Etymology of res judicata
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