Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Virtual Representation

The Supreme Court will hear argument this morning in Taylor v. Sturgell.  The question in the case, which has created a circuit split, is whether a person who was not a party to previous litigation and has no legal relationship to any of the parties can nevertheless be bound by the judgment under the virtual representation strain of res judicata.  SCOTUS blog has more information on the argument here, and you can read the underlying opinion of the DC Court of Appeals here.--Counseller

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