with prejudice
adv.
Describes a claim or action that has been dismissed and that may not be brought again as a new action.

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


with prejudice
A final and binding decision by a judge about a legal matter that prevents further pursuit of the same matter in any court. When judges make such a decision, they dismiss the matter "with prejudice." The parties may also agree to dismiss a claim with prejudice. (See also: jurisdiction)
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

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


with prejudice
A declaration which dismisses all rights. A judgment barring the right to bring or maintain an action on the same claim or cause.

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