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Civil Procedure Keyed to Glannon
River Park, Inc. v. City of Highland Park (II)
Citation:703 N.E.2d 883 (Ill. 1998)
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River Park, Inc. filed an action in federal district court. The complaint alleged that the City of Highland Park violated 42 U.S.C. 1983 by depriving River Park of its property rights without due process of law. After the federal court complaint was dismissed, River Park filed a state court complaint. The state court held that River Park’s claims were barred by res judicata; the state appellate court reversed, holding that the state court action was not barred by res judicata. On appeal, River Park argued that res judicata should not bar its state law claims because those claims could not have been asserted in federal court, and the court would have lacked jurisdiction over those claims after it dismissed the 42 U.S.C. 1983 action.
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