Definition of "cross-claim"
  1. A formal demand made by one party of the same side (either a coplaintiff or codefendant) against another in an existing court case
How to use "cross-claim" in a sentence
  1. In the business contract dispute, the first defendant filed a cross-claim against the second defendant, alleging a breach of agreement.
  2. During the personal injury lawsuit, the coplaintiff presented a cross-claim for indemnification against his fellow plaintiff.
  3. The attorney decided to file a cross-claim for his client against another coplaintiff in the same action.

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