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tr.v. coun·ter·sued, coun·ter·su·ing, coun·ter·sues Law
To respond to a lawsuit against oneself by suing (the plaintiff).

coun′ter·suit′ (-so͞ot′) n.
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vb (tr)
(Law) law to sue (a plaintiff) in response or opposition to a preceding lawsuit
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But the 59-year-old DJ David Mueller -- fired after she reported him for groping her -- sued for defamation, so she countersued for sexual assault.
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The pop star countersued, alleging sexual assault, and is asking for a symbolic one dollar judgment.
Swift then countersued for assault and battery, and that became part of the same trial.
Warner Bros countersued, claiming the estate had previously consented.