third-party complaint

noun

Legal Definition of third-party complaint

: a complaint filed against a third party by a defendant or plaintiff alleging that the third party is liable for all or part of a claim or counterclaim in dispute between the original parties

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“Third-party complaint.” The Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/third-party%20complaint. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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