n.A claim brought by a party to a lawsuit against a co-party, out of an occurrence that is part of the subject matter of the original action. See also counterclaim
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009.
An action brought by X against Y in relation to a transaction on the basis of which Y has brought an action against X.Related links
Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. www.practicallaw.com. 2010.
n. A cause of action or claim asserted between co-defendants or co-plaintiffs against one another and not against the plaintiff or defendant on the opposite side of a civil action. For example, a defendant's assertion of a right of contribution from a fellow defendant is a cross-claim.See also counterclaim.
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.
A demand made in a pleading against another party on the same side of the lawsuit.
Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.
A demand made in a pleading against another party on the same side of the lawsuit.II A pleading which asserts a claim arising out of the same subject action as the original complaint against a co-party, i.e., one co-defendant cross claims against another co-defendant for contribution for any damages assessed against him.
Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.
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cross-claim — Cross claims against co parties are governed in the federal district courts and in most state trial courts by Rule of Civil Procedure 13(g): A pleading may state as a cross claim any claim by one party against a co party arising out of the… … Black's law dictionary
cross–claim — n: a claim against a party on the same side of an action (as a coplaintiff or codefendant) compare counterclaim, cross action, cross appeal, third party claim ◇ Under Rule 13(g) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, a cross claim must be… … Law dictionary
cross-claim — cross claimˈ transitive verb and intransitive verb • • • Main Entry: ↑cross * * * Law a claim brought by one defendant against another in the same proceeding … Useful english dictionary
Cross-claim — A cross claim is a claim brought against a co party in the same side of a lawsuit. That is, a plaintiff brings a claim against another plaintiff, or a defendant brings a claim against another defendant. =U.S. Federal courts= In the Federal Rules… … Wikipedia
cross claim — noun Etymology: cross (III) : a claim made by the defendant against the plaintiff and raised in the defendant s answer … Useful english dictionary
cross-claim — noun Date: 1952 a claim against a party on the same side of a legal action … New Collegiate Dictionary
cross-claim — /ˈkrɒs kleɪm/ (say kros klaym) noun 1. → counterclaim (def. 1). –verb (i) 2. → counterclaim (def. 2) … Australian English dictionary
cross-complaint — Sometimes called a cross claim, legal paperwork that a defendant files to initiate his or her own lawsuit against the original plaintiff, a codefendant, or someone who is not yet a party to the lawsuit. A cross complaint must concern the same… … Law dictionary
claim — n [Old French, from clamer to call, claim, from Latin clamare to shout, proclaim] 1 a: a demand for something (as money) due or believed to be due; specif: a demand for a benefit (as under the workers compensation law) or contractual payment (as… … Law dictionary
cross–action — cross–ac·tion n: an action brought by a defendant in an existing action against a plaintiff or codefendant compare counterclaim, cross appeal, cross claim, third party claim Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster … Law dictionary