One Bite of the Apple: Claim Preclusion & Issue Preclusion

In the American system, it is fairly easy to get in the courthouse door; almost anyone who is willing to pay the filing fee-and many who are unable to do so-are given access to our civil judicial system. While the American system is relatively open to provide a litigant his “day in court,” the system has developed a pretty strict set of rules that make sure that a party to a court case gets only one bite of the apple.


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