second bite of the apple


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second bite of the apple

A second chance at an argument or negotiation previously lost.The law typically frowns upon second bites of the apple and does not allow them.For example,in a dispute over the breach of a real estate sales contract,the unhappy purchaser may not sue for damages,lose, and then file another lawsuit for specific performance to enforce the terms of the contract.

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Private-equity firms will back the company, which allows the owner to have a continued management role[ Most firms typically provide equity incentives for the business owner and his team and often will allow the owner to invest in the transaction going forward, providing him the opportunity for a second bite of the apple.
In addition, the larger JV partner would not be allowed to take a second bite of the apple by serving as a subcontractor.
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Bogdanoff said the changes were intended to address concerns about providing crime victims with finality, and keeping defendants from "getting a second bite of the apple.
For his parents, who believed they had a second bite of the apple after his accident last Christmas, that bite was to prove to be so very small.
The court concluded that Associated "cannot now have a second bite of the apple.