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coun·ter·claim

 (koun′tər-klām′) Law
n.
A claim pled against a plaintiff by a defendant, either in opposition to the relief sought or as an independent cause of action against the plaintiff.
intr.v. (koun′tər-klām′) coun·ter·claimed, coun·ter·claim·ing, coun·ter·claims
To plead a counterclaim against a plaintiff.

coun′ter·claim′ant (-klā′mənt) n.
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counterclaim

(ˈkaʊntəˌkleɪm) law
n
(Law) a claim set up in opposition to another, esp by the defendant in a civil action against the plaintiff
vb
(Law) to set up (a claim) in opposition to another claim
ˌcounterˈclaimant n
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coun•ter•claim

(n. ˈkaʊn tərˌkleɪm; v. ˌkaʊn tərˈkleɪm)

n.
1. a claim made to offset another claim.
2. a civil action brought by the defendant against the plaintiff.
v.t., v.i.
3. to claim in answer to a previous claim.
[1775–85]
coun`ter•claim′ant, n.
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counterclaim


Past participle: counterclaimed
Gerund: counterclaiming

Imperative
counterclaim
counterclaim
Present
I counterclaim
you counterclaim
he/she/it counterclaims
we counterclaim
you counterclaim
they counterclaim
Preterite
I counterclaimed
you counterclaimed
he/she/it counterclaimed
we counterclaimed
you counterclaimed
they counterclaimed
Present Continuous
I am counterclaiming
you are counterclaiming
he/she/it is counterclaiming
we are counterclaiming
you are counterclaiming
they are counterclaiming
Present Perfect
I have counterclaimed
you have counterclaimed
he/she/it has counterclaimed
we have counterclaimed
you have counterclaimed
they have counterclaimed
Past Continuous
I was counterclaiming
you were counterclaiming
he/she/it was counterclaiming
we were counterclaiming
you were counterclaiming
they were counterclaiming
Past Perfect
I had counterclaimed
you had counterclaimed
he/she/it had counterclaimed
we had counterclaimed
you had counterclaimed
they had counterclaimed
Future
I will counterclaim
you will counterclaim
he/she/it will counterclaim
we will counterclaim
you will counterclaim
they will counterclaim
Future Perfect
I will have counterclaimed
you will have counterclaimed
he/she/it will have counterclaimed
we will have counterclaimed
you will have counterclaimed
they will have counterclaimed
Future Continuous
I will be counterclaiming
you will be counterclaiming
he/she/it will be counterclaiming
we will be counterclaiming
you will be counterclaiming
they will be counterclaiming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been counterclaiming
you have been counterclaiming
he/she/it has been counterclaiming
we have been counterclaiming
you have been counterclaiming
they have been counterclaiming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been counterclaiming
you will have been counterclaiming
he/she/it will have been counterclaiming
we will have been counterclaiming
you will have been counterclaiming
they will have been counterclaiming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been counterclaiming
you had been counterclaiming
he/she/it had been counterclaiming
we had been counterclaiming
you had been counterclaiming
they had been counterclaiming
Conditional
I would counterclaim
you would counterclaim
he/she/it would counterclaim
we would counterclaim
you would counterclaim
they would counterclaim
Past Conditional
I would have counterclaimed
you would have counterclaimed
he/she/it would have counterclaimed
we would have counterclaimed
you would have counterclaimed
they would have counterclaimed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.counterclaim - a claim filed in opposition to another claim in a legal action
action at law, legal action, action - a judicial proceeding brought by one party against another; one party prosecutes another for a wrong done or for protection of a right or for prevention of a wrong
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
Verb1.counterclaim - set up a claim in opposition to a previous claim
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
claim - ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example; "They claimed on the maximum allowable amount"
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Translations
Widerklage
vastakanne

counterclaim

[ˈkaʊntəkleɪm] N (Jur) → contrademanda f
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"Don't take on so," she said kindly, and then remembering her treasured property, and probably fearing a counterclaim on my part to its possession, "But how can you be sure she was here?
As a start, it can be concluded that MGC's legal actions so far have rested on unclear authority and capacity to sue, and also that MGC actions in large parts are brought to the wrong court (Uppsala District Court instead of the correct Stockholm District Court.) In case Oasmia's formal objections in these regards will not be accepted by the court so that that MGC will be allowed to pursue its attempted lawsuits, Oasmia will inter alia contest the groundless allegations made by MGC's stated attorney to the effect that Oasmia should not have become be the lawful owner of the said counterclaim of preliminarily MSEK 62 and/or should not be entitled to claim the full amount as a consequence of the claims transfer.
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After amending their counterclaim to add a claim for malicious prosecution, the defendants were granted a "motion for judicial notice," which led to the judge overseeing the trial on their counterclaims to read to the jury certain of the first judge's findings.
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Appellant-client's legal malpractice claim is based not on the failure of an underlying lawsuit but on a letter that the respondent-attorney sent to a third party in connection with an underlying lawsuit, which letter precipitated a defamation counterclaim by the defendant in the underlying action.
Even though a jury found for defendants on plaintiffs' public nuisance claim, they are not entitled to prevailing party attorney fees because the jury rejected defendants' counterclaim for trespass and found for plaintiffs on their common-law private nuisance claim.
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<br />Shooter's allegations came in a counterclaim filed July 5 in Maricopa County Superior Court in response to a lawsuit she filed against Shooter in June in which she accused him of libel and slander.
He also dismissed the Saad group's $5.9 billion counterclaim against AHAB.