Without Prejudice/With Prejudice Dismissal

refers to the terms on which a case is ended – a case dismissed with prejudice cannot generally be refiled in the same court or jurisdiction (though the dismissal can be appealed), a case dismissed without prejudice generally can be refiled if the plaintiff can repair whatever flaw existed in the original claim.

A dismissal without prejudice is now often called a “dismissal with leave to refile [the case.]”

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