new matter

new matter
In pleading, a new issue with new facts that has not been already alleged by a party and added by an amended or supplemental pleading.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

new matter
New facts raised in a pleading that go beyond just denying the allegations and present new issues.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

new matter
n. A matter not previously raised by a party in a litigation.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

new matter
   newly claimed facts or legal issues raised (brought up) by a defendant (the party being sued) to defend himself/herself/itself beyond just denying the allegations in the complaint filed by the person bringing the lawsuit (plaintiff). Such new matters are called "affirmative defenses."
   See also: affirmative defense, answer

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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