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‘Prior pending action’ doctrine clarified by appeals court (access required)

There’s no question that a defendant will face increased legal expenses and hassle when it is forced to fend off multiple lawsuits at once. That’s why courts across the country have adopted what is known as the “prior pending action doctrine,” which requires a later lawsuit to be dismissed when the subject matter and parties are ...

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