Collateral Estoppel

This case, by itself, doesn't tell you much.  But if you look at the links, well, that helps.

Verch v Peter Charles Assoc., Ltd., 2010 NY Slip Op 06788 (App. Div., 2nd 2010)

Contrary to the plaintiffs' contention, the doctrine of collateral estoppel is inapplicable to the instant case, as there was no prior action in which the respondents had a full and fair opportunity to litigate the issues raised in the sixth cause of action of the amended complaint (see Kaufman v Eli Lilly & Co., 65 NY2d 449, 455; Sneddon v Koeppel Nissan, Inc., 46 AD3d 869, 870; G. Rama Constr. Enters., Inc. v 80-82 Guernsey St. Assoc., LLC, 43 AD3d 863, 865; Fischer v Sadov Realty Corp., 34 AD3d 632, 633)

The bold is mine.

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