final decision

(LIIBULLETIN preview)

Petitioner Louis B. Bullard (“Bullard”) purchased a house in Massachusetts, which he had financed through a mortgage with Respondent Blue Hills Bank for the amount of $387,000. See In Re Bullard, 752 F.3d 483, 484 (1st Cir. 2014). Subsequently, Bullard...

(LIIBULLETIN preview (pre-2014))
Facts

Petitioner Ray Haluch Gravel Company (“Haluch” or “the Company”) began as a gravel company and later became a landscape supply company. See Cent. Pension Fund of Int’l Union of Operating Engineers & Participating Employers v. Ray Haluch Gravel...

(Wex page)
Definition

Res judicata translates to "a matter judged."

Overview

Generally, res judicata is the principle that a cause of action may not be relitigated once it has been judged on the merits. "Finality" is the term which refers to when a court...