One of the defenses that the Kimberlins raised in the recent Hoge v. Kimberlin, et al. trial was that their favorable verdict in the Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. case shielded them via res judicata. One of Judge Hecker’s findings was that res judicata did not apply because I was not a party in the Walker lawsuit. The importance of that finding will become more apparent as things go on.