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United States Court of Appeals defines criteria for applicability of principles of Res Judicata

The affirmative defence of res judicata requires that the party asserting such a bar bear the burden of showing that the principle applies. To ascertain whether there is a ‘same cause of action’ between two different suits the court has to look into whether the suits involved similar statutes, similar acts, similar wrongs, and necessitated […]