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Civil Procedure – Res Judicata – Negligence – SSA (access required)

A plaintiff’s civil rights suit alleging negligence by defendant hospital, doctors and Social Security Administration in the death of his wife, is dismissed by a Richmond U.S. District Court under the doctrine of res judicata because plaintiff’s prior suit alleging negligence by the same parties was dismissed on the merits. Plaintiff’s present suit alleges the same ...

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