third-party claim

A derivative lawsuit brought by a defendant in an original lawsuit, claiming that another new party being brought in is responsible for or should share in the plaintiffs damages against the defendant. ,Practise note: the third party being sued by the defendant is cited as "First Third Party", "Second Third Party" etc.

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