third-party claim

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

third-party claim (plural third-party claims)

  1. A derivative lawsuit brought by a defendant in an original lawsuit, claiming that another new party being brought in is responsible for or should share in the plaintiff's damages against the defendant.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Practise note: the third party being sued by the defendant is cited as "First Third Party", "Second Third Party" etc.