collateral estoppel
collateral estoppel see estoppel 2a

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

collateral estoppel
n.
A doctrine holding that a judgment on issues litigated by two parties is binding on them for those issues in all subsequent actions with different causes of action.

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


collateral estoppel
A legal doctrine that says that a judgment in one case prevents (estops) a party to that suit from trying to litigate the same issue in another legal action. Also called issue preclusion.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

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


collateral estoppel
A doctrine by which an earlier decision rendered by a court in a lawsuit between parties is conclusive as to the issues or controverted points so that they cannot be relitigated in subsequent proceedings involving the same parties.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


collateral estoppel
A doctrine by which an earlier decision rendered by a court in a lawsuit between parties is conclusive as to the issues or controverted points so that they cannot be relitigated in subsequent proceedings involving the same parties.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

collateral estoppel
n.
   the situation in which a judgment in one case prevents (estops) a party to that suit from trying to litigate the issue in another legal action. In effect, once decided, the parties are permanently bound by that ruling.
   See also: estoppel, res judicata

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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