Res Judicata Applied in Federal Court – Been There And Done That
Res judicata, also known as claim preclusion, is the Latin term for "a matter already judged. The doctrine prevents litigants from filing a second lawsuit to assert claims that have already been disposed of on the merits in an earlier lawsuit. See In re Mullarkey, 536 F.3d 215, 225 (3d Cir. 2008). It also bars claims that could have been brought ... Read More.