dismissal without prejudice

dismissal without prejudice
A dismissal that does not preclude the plaintiff’s attempting to sue on the same cause of action again.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

dismissal without prejudice
When a case is dismissed without prejudice, it leaves the plaintiff free to bring another suit based on the same grounds, for example if the defendant doesn't follow through on the terms of a settlement. See: dismiss, dismissal with prejudice.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

dismissal without prejudice
   See also: dismissal

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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