res judicata

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  • noun

Synonyms for res judicata

a matter already settled in court

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We have explained the doctrine of res judicata as follows: "A judgment on the merits rendered in a former suit between the same parties or their privies, upon the same cause of action, by a court of competent jurisdiction, is conclusive not only as to every matter which was offered and received to sustain or defeat the claim, but as to every other matter which might with propriety have been litigated and determined in that action.
4) See Donald J Lange, The Doctrine of Res Judicata in Canada, 2d ed (Markham, Ont: Butterworths, 2004) at 4-10.
4 ("Unpublished opinions issued on or after January 1, 1996, are not precedent, except under the doctrine of res judicata, collateral estoppel or law of the case (or similarly to show double jeopardy, notice, sanctionable conduct, entitlement to attorney's fees, or the like).
Carr's] multiplication of suits all arising from the same dispute was classic claim splitting, which the doctrine of res judicata bars.
The Tax Court ruled that the doctrine of res judicata did not bar a taxpayer from claiming net operating loss (NOL) carrybacks to 1999 and 2000, despite a prior deficiency case involving those years, because the statutory scheme for NOL carrybacks includes Sec.
Those class members who do not opt out are bound, forever, by the terms of the settlement, even if they do not exercise those rights during the course of a settlement program, because future litigation of the claims resolved is barred by the doctrine of res judicata.
Nothing requires a plaintiff to sue prospective defendants simultaneously, If, however, a plaintiff has a number of claims against a single party, the doctrine of Res Judicata will bar issues which could have been litigated between them but were not.
If the victim/victims' families sue for money in a civil trial, the doctrine of res judicata may allow them to use the conviction (or guilty plea) against him/her.
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