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Res judicata doesn’t bar attorney’s fees claim (access required)

Where two debt collectors argued an attorney’s fees claim brought by a consumer was barred by res judicata, but they failed to show that the prior dismissal was a judgment on the merits, and the prior litigation did not involve the same conduct, occurrence or transaction, the res judicata arguments were rejected. Background In this Fair Credit ...