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Acquiescence & Claim-Splitting

Courts generally prohibit “claim-splitting.” Claim splitting occurs when a single cause of action is “split and filed or tried piecemeal.” G.B. v. Crossroads Acad.-Cent. St., 618 S.W.3d 581, 591 (Mo. Ct. App. 2020). When more than one lawsuit is filed, and the first results in a judgment, claims that could have been raised by the prevailing…

Law of the Case Doctrine, Re-litigation

There are numerous legal theories and arguments which prohibit the re-litigation of certain issues that were previously decided (e.g, collateral estoppel, res judicata). One such theory — the “law-of-the-case doctrine” — dictates that a previous holding or finding in a case constitutes the law of the case and precludes re-litigation of the issue on remand…

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