“Res Judicata” Doctrine Bars Action – Homeowner Must Pay Costs & Expenses For Filing Frivolous Appeal

Tennessee Appellate Court decision (December 29, 2014).

Following a failed real estate sales transaction, the homeowner sued her real estate agent and several other parties that were involved in the transaction. The trial court granted the defendants’ motions to dismiss the complaint.  The homeowner subsequently filed another lawsuit that was basically the same as her first complaint. The second complaint was dismissed by the trial court on the grounds of “res judicata” and the homeowner appealed the decision.

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