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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.


(Law) law a legal claim made as a reaction to a claim made against one


(n. ˈkaʊn tərˌkleɪm; v. ˌkaʊn tərˈkleɪm)

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.
coun`ter•claim′ant, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.countersuit - a suit brought against someone who has sued you
causa, lawsuit, suit, case, cause - a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy; "the family brought suit against the landlord"
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"
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A physician countersuit is frequently successful when a lawyer has filed--and lost--a frivolous malpractice lawsuit.
In summary, one cannot readily recommend filing a physician countersuit, unless it is to make a point.
The only motion "in limine" the Rigsbys have filed was one to prevent State Farm from using allegations against them in a countersuit during this trial.
After Choice sued the bank in 2010 seeking to recover its losses, BancorpSouth filed its countersuit.
David Bookstaver, a spokesman of the Superior Court of Bronx County, said that both parties were still negotiating in the civil suit and countersuit, and there was no need for a court appearance at the present time.
I think it is a very fair decision, Nicaragua is very happy with the result," said Managua's ambassador to the Netherlands, Carlos Arguello-Gomez, adding he would meet with Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega to receive instructions on a countersuit against Costa Rica;