Collateral Estoppel

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Definition: Collateral Estoppel

Collateral Estoppel

What is the dictionary definition of Collateral Estoppel?

Dictionary Definition

n. the situation in which a judgment in one case prevents (estops) a party to that suit from trying to litigate the issue in another legal action. In effect, once decided, the parties are permanently bound by that ruling.

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April 30, 2022
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Collateral Estoppel. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: April 30, 2022).
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Definition Sources

Definitions for Collateral Estoppel are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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