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Civil Procedure Keyed to Cross
Richards v. Jefferson County
Citation:517 U.S. 793, 116 S.Ct. 1761, 135 L.Ed.2d 76 (1996)
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Jason Richards and Fannie Hill (Petitioners) sued Jefferson County (Respondent) in federal court challenging the validity of a new occupation tax. The suit was dismissed in federal court, and Petitioners brought the same suit in state court, arguing the tax violated state and federal law. Respondent moved for summary judgment, arguing that the case was barred by res judicata because Birmingham, the city’s finance director, and three county taxpayers had already litigated and lost a suit regarding the validity of the occupation tax.
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