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II. General Effects of a Judgment
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Volume XVI: Civil Procedure | Chapter 9 (2012): Effects of Judgements (Res Judicata)

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Albrecht Zeuner and Harald Koch

A. The Basic Function of Res Judicata

6. In general. – As a comparative inquiry demonstrates, one of the principal functions of a civil lawsuit, quite generally, is to decide the legal relations and contentions that are the…

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Albrecht Zeuner and Harald Koch, “II. General Effects of a Judgment”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 28 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2018

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