estoppel by judgment

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

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