Tag Archives: Estoppel

Legal Word of the Day: “Res Judicata”

“Res Judicata” — A form of estoppel, this doctrine provides judicial finality. Cause of action estoppel prevents a party from relitigating a claim that was decided or could have been raised in an earlier proceeding. Issue estoppel is narrower than cause of action estoppel. Res judicata prevents a party from relitigating an issue already decided […]

Confidence-building Contract Quiz

Contract law affects everyone. Paralegals in Ontario are licensed to represent litigants in civil actions, where the amount of the claim is less than $25,000. Scenarios in this quiz provide a broad overview of some situations that can lead to a small claims action.   What happens if Jack doesn’t water Jill’s lawn? Should singing […]

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