crossclaim


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crossclaim

(ˈkrɒsˌkleɪm)
n
(Law) law a secondary claim brought by a defendant in a lawsuit on a co-defendant
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Traci Cole pointed to Oakey's crossclaim against the stepdaughter, in which Oakey's argued she was not entitled to both urns and needed to return one of them.
18(a) ("A party asserting a claim, counterclaim, crossclaim, or third-party claim may join, as independent or alternative claims, as many claims as it has against an opposing party."); 6A WRIGHT ET AL., supra note 9, [section] 1588 ("Clearly the terms of Rule 18 are not sufficient to extend the court's subject-matter jurisdiction to state claims....").
(157) Other courts have held that substantial litigation conduct, such as filing a complaint, counterclaim, or crossclaim, did not, on its own, constitute prejudice and was insufficient to prevent the party from changing its mind and seeking arbitration.
Specifically, "[w]hen an action presents more than one claim for relief--whether a claim, counterclaim, crossclaim, or third-party claim--or when multiple parties are involved," Rule 54(b) empowers district courts to certify a partial final judgment for appellate review by "direct[ing] entry of a final judgment as to one or more, but fewer than all, claims or parties," but "only if the court determines that there is no just reason for the delay." (38) In contrast to its Florida analogue, Rule 54(b) is permissive in nature.
The Taiwanese manufacturer filed a crossclaim seeking indemnification from the Japanese manufacturer.
The application will also allow the defendant or respondent to make a counterclaim against the plaintiff or petitioner or a crossclaim against a third party in which the roles and information provided by each party, as shown in the previous table, would be reversed.
1978) (ruling that a defendant could not plead an affirmative crossclaim after the statute of limitations had expired); Dinorsea v.
defendant's counterclaim is compulsory, (315) whether a crossclaim
in the form of a crossclaim, third party claim or other claim for contribution or indemnity by an Insured Person which is part of or results directly from a Claim which is otherwise covered by the terms of this Policy; or
In subsequent litigation over the second mortgage between the husband, wife, homeowners association, and the bank, the husband filed a crossclaim against the bank seeking a declaratory judgment to cancel the first mortgage and quiet title to the property.