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SC explains applicability of the Doctrine Of Res Judicata As Between Co-Defendants

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The Supreme Court has explained following four conditions are required for the applicability of the doctrine of res judicata  between co-­defendants.

“(1)   there   must   be   a   conflict   of   interest   between   the defendants concerned;
(2) it must be necessary to decide the conflict in order to give the reliefs which the plaintiff claims;
(3) the question between the defendants must have been finally decided; and
(4) the co­defendants were necessary or proper parties in the former suit.”

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