Impleader


Impleader

Impleader is a procedural device before trial in which one party joins a third party into a lawsuit because that third party is liable to an original defendant: for example, in a case where a driver rear-ended another car due to faulty brakes, and is sued by the accident victim, the driver may decide to implead the repair shop where the brakes were worked on.

The theory is that two cases may be decided together and justice may be done more efficiently than having two suits in a series.

See Rule 14 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure for further information.

Common bases of contingent or derivative liability by which third parties may be impleaded include indemnity, subrogation, contribution, and warranty.

Other third-party claims

* Cross-Claim
* Interpleader
* Intervention


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  • impleader — im·plead·er /im plē dər/ n: the act or procedural device of impleading a third party; specif: a petition or complaint brought in a lawsuit by a plaintiff or defendant against a third party who may be liable to that plaintiff or defendant – called …   Law dictionary

  • Impleader — Im*plead er, n. (Law) One who prosecutes or sues another. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • impleader — [im pleadər] n. a legal procedure by which a defendant brings into an action a new party who may be liable for all or part of the plaintiff s claim against the defendant …   English World dictionary

  • impleader — /im plee deuhr/, n. Law. a procedural method by which an original party to an action may bring in and make a claim against a third party in connection with the claim made against the original party. Also called third party procedure. [1570 80;… …   Universalium

  • impleader — noun A procedural device before trial in which a party joins a third party into a lawsuit because that third party is liable to an original defendant …   Wiktionary

  • impleader — n. plaintiff; accuser …   English contemporary dictionary

  • impleader — im·plead·er …   English syllables

  • impleader — Procedure by which party is impleaded. See implead third party practice vouching in Compare interpleador joinder …   Black's law dictionary

  • impleader — Procedure by which party is impleaded. See implead third party practice vouching in Compare interpleador joinder …   Black's law dictionary

  • impleader — Broadly, the joining of a person as a party to an action. As known under modern code or rules practice, the bringing into an action as a party of a person liable over to or liable with the defendant. 39 Am J1st Parties § 90. The bringing into an… …   Ballentine's law dictionary


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