third–party plaintiff
third–party plaintiff n: a defendant who files a third-party complaint against a third party

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

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  • third-party plaintiff — n. A defendant who files a pleading attempting to bring a third party into the lawsuit. See also action, complaint. Webster s New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000 …   Law dictionary

  • third-party plaintiff — The defendant in an action who assumes the status of a plaintiff in bringing a third person into the action as one liable over him. See third party action …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • third party complaint — n. A complaint filed by a defendant in an existing lawsuit against someone who is alleged by the defendant to be liable for damages to the plaintiff. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney… …   Law dictionary

  • third–party complaint — n: a complaint filed against a third party by a defendant or plaintiff alleging that the third party is liable for all or part of a claim or counterclaim in dispute between the original parties Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster …   Law dictionary

  • third party — One not a party to an agreement, a transaction, or an action but who may have rights therein. See also party privity @ third party action A proceeding distinct from the main action. It is in the nature of an indemnity or contribution, the purpose …   Black's law dictionary

  • third party — The party that is a customer of either a direct or indirect system member. It is not known by the system transaction administrator, and does not have any liability nor rights, vis à vis the system. Euroclear Clearing and Settlement glossary * * * …   Financial and business terms

  • third-party action — A concept and the application thereof in modern practice under statute or rule of practice whereby the defendant in an action brings into the action a third person under allegation in an appropriate pleading that the third person is liable over… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • third-party practice — A principle found in modern practice statutes and rules of practice whereby a defendant is permitted to bring into the action a person or persons who are liable over to the defendant, the efficacy and justice being that the several issues between …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • plaintiff — plain·tiff / plān təf/ n [Middle French plaintif, from plaintif, adj., grieving, from plaint lamentation, from Latin planctus, from plangere to strike, beat one s breast, lament]: the party who institutes a legal action or claim (as a… …   Law dictionary

  • party — A person concerned or having or taking part in any affair, matter, transaction, or proceeding, considered individually. A party to an action is a person whose name is designated on record as plaintiff or defendant. M & A Elec. Power Co op, v.… …   Black's law dictionary

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