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VI. Personal Limitations on Res Judicata
(18,471 words)

Volume XVI: Civil Procedure | Chapter 9 (2012): Effects of Judgements (Res Judicata)

Completed in 1990 with updates in 2010.

Albrecht Zeuner and Harald Koch

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106. Limitations on the scope of res judicata as to the persons affected. – Since the parties can influence the result of a lawsuit by the way they conduct the litigation, it is a general principle that the res judicata effect of a judgment is limited to the parties to the lawsuit and …

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Albrecht Zeuner and Harald Koch, “VI. Personal Limitations on Res Judicata”, 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 22 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2018

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