estoppel by judgment
- A prohibition against questioning or disputing an issue in a new lawsuit that has already been conclusively settled in a previous lawsuit
- The company could not raise the same issue in their new lawsuit because of estoppel by judgment from their prior case.
- Estoppel by judgment prevented the individual from relitigating a dispute that had already been resolved.
- Because of estoppel by judgment, the party was barred from rearguing the case.