RES INTER ALIOS ACTA
res inter alios acta (rays in-t[schwa]r ay-lee-ohs ak-t[schwa]). [Latin ¡°a thing done between others¡±]
1. Contracts. The common-law doctrine holding that a contract cannot unfavorably affect the rights of a person who is not a party to the contract. [Cases: Contracts 186(1).]
2. Evidence. The rule prohibiting the admission of collateral facts into evidence. [Cases: Criminal Law 369.1; Evidence 99, 130. C.J.S. Criminal Law ¡ì 825; Evidence¡ì¡ì 2¨C5, 197¨C199, 204, 206, 760¨C761.]
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