LITISPENDENCE. The part of an action being depending and undetermined; the time during which an action is pending. See Lis pendens.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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court to recognize international litispendence, meaning a court must not
(6) Under the statute, the ICJ is not bound by Litispendence, as demonstrated in the U.S.
The first embodies the litispendence doctrine; the second one bars the alternative of relitigation once a final decision is made; and the third implies preclusion of intervention of other settlement bodies when the party has already opted for a certain procedure for dispute resolution.
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