What does "dismissed without prejudice mean" about a court case against Wells Fargo mean?

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Doak Willis

Answered 2 years ago

"Dismissed without prejudice" means the Court or a party to an action filed in District Court has dismissed the litigation as to that party or possibly the entire cause of action.Thus, if it was dismissed without prejudice against Wells Fargo, this means Wells Fargo is no longer a litigant in the action but can re-file their cause of action, if they have grounds to do so, in the future. If it is "Dismissed with Prejudice", then they would not be capable of re-filing their cause of action in the future. This assumes that the cause of action is between the same parties and involves the same factual basis of the original litigation.