Res Judicata

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Res Judicata

In law, a case that has already been decided and is no longer subject to appeal. A res judicata case prohibits litigants from bringing up the same matter repeatedly. For example, res judicata disallows creditors from trying to collect a debt after it has been discharged in bankruptcy. The term is Latin for "a thing judged."
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(9) C I Menhennitt, 'Administrative Tribunals in Victoria' (1935) 1 Res Judicatae 28.
(11) F Maxwell Bradshaw, 'The Liability of Statutory Corporations for Ultra Vires Torts' (1935) 1 Res Judicatae 44.
(12) J B H, 'The Imprisonment of John Bunyan' (1935) 1 Res Judicatae 47.
(13) Chief Justice John Latham, 'The Law Student' (1937) 1 Res Judicatae 253.