1st Circuit Reinstates Artist’s Copyright Claims, Holds Federal Res Judicata Law Recognizes ‘Alternative-Determinations Doctrine’

“We see no reason to disagree with the Restatement or our sister circuits in this regard, at least with respect to the broad outlines of the alternative-determinations doctrine as the Restatement describes it,” stated Chief Judge David J. Barron. “Indeed, as the Restatement and our sister circuits recognize, there are good reasons for applying the doctrine, at least in some circumstances.”


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