cross-complaint

noun

Legal Definition of cross-complaint

1 : a claim brought by a defendant against another party to the lawsuit
2 : a claim brought by a defendant against a person not a party to the original lawsuit for a related cause of action

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“Cross-complaint.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/cross-complaint. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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