Issue Preclusion (Collateral Estoppel)

Crushendo defines this key bar prep and civil procedure term.

What does issue preclusion (collateral estoppel) mean?

issue preclusion (collateral estoppel) – Prevents re-litigation of identical issues after being actually and necessarily decided in a valid, final judgment on the merits.

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