intervention of right

Definition of "intervention of right"
  1. A provision in federal civil procedure that permits a party to become part of a proceeding because a law provides them with an unconditional right to intervene, or where the party asserts a stake in the proceeding's subject matter, and the outcome of the proceeding may hinder their ability to safeguard that interest
How to use "intervention of right" in a sentence
  1. The environmental group was granted an intervention of right as they had a stake in the land being discussed in the lawsuit.
  2. Due to the statute conferring an absolute right to intervene, the local government had an intervention of right in the civil court case.
  3. Because the outcome of the legal proceedings may affect her property, the woman was allowed an intervention of right.

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