alternative pleading

Definition of "alternative pleading"
  1. A strategy where two or more inconsistent legal claims are made, such as claiming the accused was negligent or acting deliberately in an accident
How to use "alternative pleading" in a sentence
  1. In his case, he used alternative pleading by claiming he was innocent and yet was not mentally stable during the incident.
  2. Their lawyer advised them to adopt an alternative pleading, arguing both contract violation and fraudulent actions.
  3. During the trial, the defense resorted to alternative pleading by arguing self-defense and mistaken identity.

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