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Res judicta

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res judicta means

When a matter between parties is decided in one suit or proceeding by a competent court and the decision is final, neither party will be allowed in a future suit or proceeding between the same parties to canvass the matter again.

The doctrine of res judicata does not apply, if the case is entertained afresh at the behest of other parties.

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  • ipso facto
  • Estoppel - Prevents a person from saying one thing at one time and opposite at another time
  • res sub judice - Bars suit when the matter is directly or substantially pending adjudication in a previously instituted suit
  • res gestae