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Before Lynch, Chief Judge, Torruella and Ripple, *fn1 Circuit Judges.

Evans Cabinet Corporation (“Evans”) instituted this diversity action in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts against Kitchen International, Inc. for breach of contract and quantum meruit.*fn2 Kitchen International filed a motion to dismiss based on res judicata. It claimed that the action was foreclosed because of an earlier judgment entered by the Superior Court of Québec. After a hearing on the motion to dismiss, the district court determined that the arguments went beyond the pleadings. After allowing limited discovery and converting the motion to one for summary judgment, the court entered judgment for Kitchen International. Evans filed a timely appeal to this court.*fn3

For the reasons set forth in the following opinion, we reverse the judgment of the district court and remand for proceedings consistent with this opinion.

 
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