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cross–claim

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noun \-ˌklām\

Definition of cross–claim

  1. :  a claim against a party on the same side of a legal action



1952

First Known Use of cross–claim

1952


Law Dictionary

cross–claim

noun

Legal Definition of cross–claim

  1. :  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

cross–claim

intransitive verb


Additional Notes on cross–claim

Under Rule 13(g) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, a cross-claim must be related to the original action in that it arises from the same transaction or occurrence as the original action or a counterclaim, or involves property that is the subject matter of the original action.


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