countersuit

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counter- +‎ suit

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countersuit (plural countersuits)

  1. (law) A lawsuit filed against a party that has filed a suit against one.
    • 2009 February 13, Julie Creswell, “U.S. Agents Scrutinize Texas Firm”, in New York Times[1]:
      Stanford, which filed a countersuit against the two men seeking repayment of certain loans, denied the men’s accusations.

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