dismissal with prejudice
n.
A dismissal that prevents the plaintiff from ever suing on that cause of action again, considered a judgment of the case on its merits and thus res judicata.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


dismissal with prejudice
When a lawsuit is dismissed with prejudice, the court is saying that it has made a final determination on the merits of the case, and that the plaintiff is therefore forbidden from filing another lawsuit based on the same grounds. See also: dismiss, dismissal without prejudice
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

dismissal with prejudice
n.
   See also: dismissal

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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