A change in law subsequent to a final judgment in a civil action poses the problem of whether an exception to the doctrine of res judicata should be made. This Note analyzes and criticizes the current approach of the California courts to this problem. The author then suggests an alternate test for resolving the issue.
Judith M. Rosenberg,
Res Judicata: New Standards for Evaluating the Effect of a Change in Law after Judgment,
30 Hastings L.J. 191
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