collateral estoppel

The estoppel forbidding again litigating an issue decided in a previous case with the same parties, or even with the same party being estopped.

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  • 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

  • collateral estoppel — see estoppel 2a Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. collateral estoppel …   Law dictionary

  • collateral estoppel — Another expression for the doctrine of estoppel by judgment or, as used in some instances, for the doctrine of res judicata. 30A Am J Rev ed Judgm § 328; the doctrine of res judicata in relation to administrative agencies. 2 Am J2d Admin L § 324 …   Ballentine'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

  • 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. Category: Representing… …   Law dictionary

  • administrative collateral estoppel — Principles of this estoppel doctrine apply when agency is acting in a judicial capacity and resolves disputed issues of fact properly before it which parties have had adequate opportunity to litigate; threshold inquiry is whether earlier… …   Black's law dictionary

  • estoppel — es·top·pel /e stä pəl/ n [probably from Middle French estoupail plug, stopper, from estouper to stop up see estop] 1: a bar to the use of contradictory words or acts in asserting a claim or right against another; esp: equitable estoppel in this… …   Law dictionary

  • collateral — col·lat·er·al 1 /kə la tə rəl, la trəl/ adj 1 a: accompanying as a secondary fact, activity, or agency but subordinate to a main consideration b: not directly relevant or material a collateral evidentiary matter a collateral issue 2: belonging to …   Law dictionary

  • Estoppel — in its broadest sense is a legal term referring to a series of legal and equitable doctrines that preclude a person from denying or asserting anything to the contrary of that which has, in contemplation of law, been established as the truth,… …   Wikipedia

  • Collateral — may refer to: Collateral (finance) Collateral (film) See also Collateral damage Collateral Warranty Collateral contract Collateral ganglia Collateral estoppel Collateral source rule Collateralized debt obligation Marketing collateral Collateral… …   Wikipedia

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