offensive collateral estoppel

Definition of "offensive collateral estoppel"
  1. A principle used by a plaintiff to stop a defendant from arguing an issue that they have already lost in a different case with another plaintiff
How to use "offensive collateral estoppel" in a sentence
  1. The judge acknowledged the plaintiff's claim of offensive collateral estoppel as the defendant had previously lost this argument.
  2. Offensive collateral estoppel was used to prevent the re-argument of a settled issue.
  3. The application of offensive collateral estoppel simplified the trial by stopping the repetition of already adjudicated issues.

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