Question 1

Res judicata is often referred to as:

Question 2

Collateral estoppel is often referred to as:

Question 3

Joe and Bob enter into a contract whereby Bob promises to sell Joe his house. Bob later refuses to sell the house. Joe brings a cause of action against Bob for breach of contract and only alleges that he has lost the fee he paid his real estate broker. A jury determines that Bob is liable. Two years later, Joe brings a cause of action against Bob for monetary damages he sustained when Bob refused to sell Joe his home, thereby breaching the contract. The specific damages Joe alleges in the second action are moneys he had to expend canceling his moving contract. Bob asserts the doctrine of res judicata. How is the court likely to rule?

Question 4

Joe and Bob enter into a contract whereby Bob promises to sell Joe his house. Bob later refuses to sell the house. Joe brings a cause of action against Bob for breach of contract and only alleges that he has lost the fee he paid his real estate broker. The judge grants Bob's motion to dismiss for improper service of process. Two years later, Joe brings a cause of action against Bob for monetary damages he sustained when Bob refused to sell Joe his home, thereby breaching the contract. The specific damages Joe alleges in the second action are moneys he had to expend canceling his moving contract. Bob asserts the doctrine of res judicata. How is the court likely to rule?

Question 5

Joe and Bob enter into a contract whereby Bob promises to sell Joe his house. Bob later refuses to sell the house. Joe brings a cause of action against Bob for breach of contract and only alleges that he has lost the fee he paid his real estate broker. The jury decides that Bob is liable to Joe for damages. A year later, Joe brings an action against his real estate broker for breach of contract concerning the intended sale of Bob's house to Joe. The real estate broker seeks to invoke the doctrine of collateral estoppel. How is a court likely to rule?