offensive collateral estoppel
A doctrine asserted by a plaintiff (the person in the offensive position) that prevents a defendant from relitigating an issue that was previously decided against that defendant in a case with a different plaintiff.
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Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

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

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  • collateral estoppel doctrine — Prior judgment between same parties on different cause of action is an estoppel as to those matters in issue or points controverted, on determination of which finding or verdict was rendered. E. I. duPont de Nemours & Co. v. Union Carbide Corp.,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • collateral estoppel doctrine — Prior judgment between same parties on different cause of action is an estoppel as to those matters in issue or points controverted, on determination of which finding or verdict was rendered. E. I. duPont de Nemours & Co. v. Union Carbide Corp.,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Collateral estoppel — (CE), known in modern terminology as issue preclusion, is a common law estoppel doctrine that prevents a person from relitigating an issue. One summary is that once a court has decided an issue of fact or law necessary to its judgment, that… …   Wikipedia

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