Moreover, a prerequisite of this nature would severely hamper the goals of fairness, repose, and judicial economy in complete opposition to the policy objectives underlying the doctrine of res judicata
8) For instance, AC Freeman maintains that "[t]he doctrine of res judicata
is a principle of universal jurisprudence forming part of the legal systems of all civilized nations" (A Treatise of the Law of Judgments, 5th ed by Edward W Tuttle (San Francisco: Bancroft-Whitney, 1925) vol 2 at 1321).
Unpublished opinions issued on or after January l, 1996", are not precedent, except under the doctrine of res judicata
, collateral estoppel or law of the case (or similarly to show double jeopardy, notice, sanctionable conduct, entitlement to attorney's fees, or the like).
Under the judicial doctrine of res judicata
, when a court has entered final judgment on a cause of action, the parties to the suit are bound by this judgment with respect to every matter that was offered and received in support of or in opposition to the claim or demand and any other admissible matter that might have been offered for that purpose.
Lockheed invoked the doctrine of res judicata
, preventing matters that have been subject to final judgment in one court from being litigated in another, and a federal judge granted the company's motion for summary judgment.
The United States District Court for the District of Minnesota held that her claim was barred by the doctrine of res judicata