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PREVENTION, civil and French law. The right of a judge to take cognizance of
an action over which he has concurrent jurisdiction with another judge.
2. In Pennsylvania it has been ruled that a justice of the peace cannot take cognizance of a cause which has been previously decided by another justice. 2 Dall. 77; Id. 114.