Preclusion is not a simple principle; it is a multifaceted concept affected by a number of relevant variables. A discussion of the principles is meaningful only if specific situations are discussed; to talk in generalities is not profitable. Therefore, for the sake of clarity, this Article will consider several typical situations.
Allan D. Vestal,
Res Judicata/Preclusion by Judgment: The Law Applied in Federal Courts,
Mich. L. Rev.
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