Port of Melbourne Authority v Anshun Pty Ltd [1981] HCA 45 | 1 September 1981

ON 1 SEPTEMBER 1981, the High Court of Australia delivered Port of Melbourne Authority v Anshun Pty Ltd [1981] HCA 45; (1981) 147 CLR 589 (1 September 1981).

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/HCA/1981/45.html

A party may be estopped (ie barred) from litigating a claim that could have been litigated in previous proceedings if it was unreasonable for the claim not to have been so litigated or if the new proceedings would result in an inconsistency with the earlier decision.

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