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im·plead

 (ĭm-plēd′)
tr.v. im·plead·ed, im·plead·ing, im·pleads
To sue (a third party) in a lawsuit that has already been commenced as a defendant who may be liable for the claim that is the subject of the suit.

[Middle English empleden, from Anglo-Norman empleder, variant of Old French emplaider : en-, intensive pref. (from Latin in-; see in-2) + plaidier, to plead; see plead.]

implead

(ɪmˈpliːd)
vb (tr)
1. (Law)
a. to sue or prosecute
b. to bring an action against
2. (Law) to accuse
[C13: from Anglo-French empleder; see im-, plead]
imˈpleadable adj
imˈpleader n

im•plead

(ɪmˈplid)

v.t. -plead•ed -plead (-ˈplɛd)
or -pled, -plead•ing.
to sue in a court of law.
[1250–1300; Middle English empleden < Anglo-French empleder. See im-1, plead]
im•plead′a•ble, adj.
im•plead′er, n.

implead


Past participle: impleaded
Gerund: impleading

Imperative
implead
implead
Present
I implead
you implead
he/she/it impleads
we implead
you implead
they implead
Preterite
I impleaded
you impleaded
he/she/it impleaded
we impleaded
you impleaded
they impleaded
Present Continuous
I am impleading
you are impleading
he/she/it is impleading
we are impleading
you are impleading
they are impleading
Present Perfect
I have impleaded
you have impleaded
he/she/it has impleaded
we have impleaded
you have impleaded
they have impleaded
Past Continuous
I was impleading
you were impleading
he/she/it was impleading
we were impleading
you were impleading
they were impleading
Past Perfect
I had impleaded
you had impleaded
he/she/it had impleaded
we had impleaded
you had impleaded
they had impleaded
Future
I will implead
you will implead
he/she/it will implead
we will implead
you will implead
they will implead
Future Perfect
I will have impleaded
you will have impleaded
he/she/it will have impleaded
we will have impleaded
you will have impleaded
they will have impleaded
Future Continuous
I will be impleading
you will be impleading
he/she/it will be impleading
we will be impleading
you will be impleading
they will be impleading
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been impleading
you have been impleading
he/she/it has been impleading
we have been impleading
you have been impleading
they have been impleading
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been impleading
you will have been impleading
he/she/it will have been impleading
we will have been impleading
you will have been impleading
they will have been impleading
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been impleading
you had been impleading
he/she/it had been impleading
we had been impleading
you had been impleading
they had been impleading
Conditional
I would implead
you would implead
he/she/it would implead
we would implead
you would implead
they would implead
Past Conditional
I would have impleaded
you would have impleaded
he/she/it would have impleaded
we would have impleaded
you would have impleaded
they would have impleaded
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References in classic literature ?
Now it is not residence which constitutes a man a citizen; for in this sojourners and slaves are upon an equality with him; nor will it be sufficient for this purpose, that you have the privilege of the laws, and may plead or be impleaded, for this all those of different nations, between whom there is a mutual agreement for that purpose, are allowed; although it very often happens, that sojourners have not a perfect right therein without the protection of a patron, to whom they are obliged to apply, which shows that their share in the community is incomplete.
BADIN -- The water thieves who might be influential would be brought to the book and would have to face legal impleads at any cost.
Next I "suppose[d] that in response to P's original complaint against D1 alone, D1 impleads D2 as a third-party defendant under Rule 14(a) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure." Id.
(57.) The conceptions disagree if B not only impleads AB but also counterclaims against A to establish A's proportional fault.
Professor Hartnett notes that both the present [section] 1367 and the ALI's proposed substitute "are designed to embody the Kroger rule's denial of supplemental jurisdiction over claims by plaintiffs against third-party defendants impleaded by defendants" (2)--that is, impleaded by what might be called the "original defendant" against whom the plaintiff filed the complaint commencing a civil action (based solely on diversity jurisdiction) in a federal district court.
Kroger did not involve a plaintiff whose claim against an already impleaded third-party defendant was asserted in reaction to that third-party defendant's prior assertion of a claim directly against the plaintiff under Rule 14(a)[6].
As a procedural matter it is clear that a plaintiff thus placed in a defensive posture has the right to implead new parties as third-party defendants who may be liable to indemnify the plaintiff for the liability asserted against the plaintiff.
Plaintiff A sues defendant B, who impleads third-party defendant AA.
For instance, given the actual alignment of parties in the Kroger case, where A sues B and B impleads AB (a cocitizen of both A and B), AB's assertion of a claim against A would allow A to invoke supplemental jurisdiction over claims against additional nondiverse defendants joined by A's amendment of the complaint.
Professor Hartnett agrees with me that what I called the robust conception of the Kroger rule, barring supplemental jurisdiction over any claim (even one defensive in nature) by a plaintiff against an impleaded third-party defendant, should not be codified in a revised [section] 1367.
The first of Professor Hartnett's technical objections results from a semantic misunderstanding of the term "impleaded" as used in my proposed amendment, which refers to a supplemental claim "asserted by an original plaintiff against a third party impleaded by an original defendant." (6) He apparently construes "impleaded" to mean only the joinder of a third party under Rule 14, for purposes of indemnification or contribution, (7) and not the joinder of a third party under Rule 13(h) as an additional party to a cross-claim or counterclaim.
(12) He points out that the plaintiff's supplemental claim against the nondiverse third-party defendant is likely to be related to both the plaintiff's freestanding claim against the diverse defendant named in the complaint, and to that defendant's freestanding claim against the diverse third-party defendant impleaded by that defendant.