Definitions of "cross-complaint"
  1. A legal claim initiated by the defendant against a different participant in the lawsuit
  2. A legal claim set forth by the defendant against someone not involved in the original lawsuit, related to the same event or transaction
How to use "cross-complaint" in a sentence
  1. The defendant, suspecting his business partner was to blame, launched a cross-complaint in the ongoing lawsuit.
  2. Feeling unfairly accused, the defendant leveled a cross-complaint against the real criminal, who had not been part of the initial lawsuit.
  3. The defendant retaliated to the charges levied against him by filing a cross-complaint against another entity involved in the dispute.

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