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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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On Thursday, Cardi hit back, countersuing Shaft and alleging he gained her trust, cut her off from other friends and advisers, and then signed her on to contracts that were variously described in the suit as "grossly unfair", "highly one-sided" and "highly favourable to himself", reports
He is countersuing LeGrier's family and the city, citing emotional trauma and improper training.
The singer is countersuing him for assault and is claiming [euro]840,000.
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They are countersuing, saying he spent over [euro]1.7million a month.
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Laurence Hallier, said the ( Associated Press is countersuing Anderson for over twenty million dollars following a lawsuit earlier filed by the former Baywatch star.
JP Morgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM) is countersuing Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc (OTC: LEHMQ), alleging that the failed investment bank has engaged in 'collusion and deception' misleading JP Morgan to loan it more than USD70bn after it filed for Chapter 11 protection in 2008.
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): Paris Hilton is countersuing the company that claimed she signed a multi-million dollar contract to promote a hair-extension product and then blew the firm off.
McQuiston denies the claims and is countersuing for pounds 800 for unpaid work.
Brown is countersuing. No trial date had been set by press time.