issue preclusion


issue preclusion
issue preclusion n: estoppel by judgment at estoppel 2a

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

issue preclusion
n.
The barring of an issue from further litigation because it has already been settled conclusively at trial.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


issue preclusion
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


issue preclusion
A concept that refers to the fact that a particular question of fact or law, one that has already been fully litigated by the parties in an action for which there has been a judgment on the merits, cannot be relitigated in any future action involving the same parties or their privies (persons who would be bound by the judgment rendered for the party).

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


issue preclusion
A concept that refers to the fact that a particular question of fact or law, one that has already been fully litigated by the parties in an action for which there has been a judgment on the merits, cannot be relitigated in any future action involving the same parties or their privies (persons who would be bound by the judgment rendered for the party).

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