direct estoppel

Definition of "direct estoppel"
  1. A type of estoppel that prevents the same parties from rearguing points or issues that were already decided in a previous legal action for the same cause
How to use "direct estoppel" in a sentence
  1. Due to direct estoppel, they couldn't contest the issues which were already resolved in the last trial.
  2. The judge invoked direct estoppel to stop the litigants from rehashing previously determined matters.
  3. The principle of direct estoppel was applied to avoid repetitive litigation over the same events.

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