cross-claim
noun Date: 1952 a claim against a party on the same side of a legal action

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cross-claim — n. A claim brought by a party to a lawsuit against a co party, out of an occurrence that is part of the subject matter of the original action. See also counterclaim The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc.… …   Law dictionary

  • cross-claim — Cross claims against co parties are governed in the federal district courts and in most state trial courts by Rule of Civil Procedure 13(g): A pleading may state as a cross claim any claim by one party against a co party arising out of the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • cross-claim — Cross claims against co parties are governed in the federal district courts and in most state trial courts by Rule of Civil Procedure 13(g): A pleading may state as a cross claim any claim by one party against a co party arising out of the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • cross–claim — n: a claim against a party on the same side of an action (as a coplaintiff or codefendant) compare counterclaim, cross action, cross appeal, third party claim ◇ Under Rule 13(g) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, a cross claim must be… …   Law dictionary

  • cross-claim — cross claimˈ transitive verb and intransitive verb • • • Main Entry: ↑cross * * * Law a claim brought by one defendant against another in the same proceeding …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cross-claim — A cross claim is a claim brought against a co party in the same side of a lawsuit. That is, a plaintiff brings a claim against another plaintiff, or a defendant brings a claim against another defendant. =U.S. Federal courts= In the Federal Rules… …   Wikipedia

  • cross claim — noun Etymology: cross (III) : a claim made by the defendant against the plaintiff and raised in the defendant s answer …   Useful english dictionary

  • cross-claim — /ˈkrɒs kleɪm/ (say kros klaym) noun 1. → counterclaim (def. 1). –verb (i) 2. → counterclaim (def. 2) …   Australian English dictionary

  • cross-complaint — Sometimes called a cross claim, legal paperwork that a defendant files to initiate his or her own lawsuit against the original plaintiff, a codefendant, or someone who is not yet a party to the lawsuit. A cross complaint must concern the same… …   Law dictionary

  • claim — n [Old French, from clamer to call, claim, from Latin clamare to shout, proclaim] 1 a: a demand for something (as money) due or believed to be due; specif: a demand for a benefit (as under the workers compensation law) or contractual payment (as… …   Law dictionary

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