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Res judicata and issue estoppel
Res judicata and issue estoppel
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Can a plaintiff pursue specific performance after electing and taking judgment for damages?
Can an action be struck on a Rule 21 motion on the basis of res judicata, where it is identical to previous litigation on the exact same matter which was dismissed for delay on the part of the plaintiff's counsel?
Does an arbitrator under the Arbitration Act have exclusive jurisdiction to provide remedies in motor vehicle accident claims? Insofar as matters have been arbitrated or litigated, is the plaintiff barred from relitigating these matters based upon the doctrines of res judicata or issue estoppel?
Does issue estoppel automatically apply if the issue at bar has been decided by an administrative tribunal or court?
Does not including a defendant in a first, prior court action defeat a second, subsequent court action by the same plaintiff, with similar facts, by reason of res judicata?
Does res judicata apply to consent judgments?
Does the Financial Services Commission have exclusive jurisdiction to provide remedies in motor vehicle accident claims? Insofar as matters have been arbitrated or mediated by the Financial Services Commission or litigated in Small Claims Court, is the plaintiff barred from relitigating these matters based upon the doctrines of res judicata or issue estoppel?
Following a judicial determination of testamentary incapacity, is a beneficiary designation that was made after the execution of the invalid will, also invalid on the grounds of issue estoppel.
If an action by a plaintiff to obtain coverage and indemnity from their insurer (where the insurer has denied coverage on grounds of breach of the policy of insurance) proceeded before a tort action that gave rise to the need for coverage, there would presumably be a determination regarding the breach of the policy. Would such a determination in an action for coverage create an issue estoppel with regard to the tort action?
Insofar as matters have been arbitrated or litigated, is the plaintiff barred from relitigating these matters based upon the doctrines of res judicata or issue estoppel?
Is a plaintiff who dropped a case against a defendant, on consent, in one jurisdiction, prevented on the basis of res judicata, issue estoppel or abuse of process, from commencing a similar claim in another jurisdiction when the action is based on the same underlying facts, albeit with different relief requested?
Is it possible to force a party to rely on a money judgment previously endorsed on consent? Can the applicant put forth a motion to be appointed the new estate trustee?
What are the general principles of res judicata?
What case law can be relied upon to rebut the argument that the issue of the plaintiff's entitlement to future care costs is res judicata or that the judge is functus officio on this issue?
When does the doctrine of res judicata preclude a litigant's ability to challenge an injunction in court?
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