Res judicata means a thing already adjudicated, a case already decided or
things settled by a decision or judgement.
The doctrine of Stare de cicis means that a court look to the past , similar
issues to guide their decision. The past decision s are known as President that
obligates court to look to president when stand by their decision. Stare deci
sis means stand by decided cases, to uphold president to maintain former
adjudication or not to disturb settled Law.
Resjudicata binds parties and privies, while stare deci sis operates between
stranger and prevent courts from taking a contrary view in the points of Law
already decided. Resjudicata presupposes judicial findings upon the same facts
as involved in subsequent litigation between the same parties. Stare deci sis
applies the same principle s as to all parties.