necessary party

Definition of "necessary party"
  1. An individual or group affected by a lawsuit's outcome and whose exclusion would prohibit a case judgment, but is not included because it would undermine the court's jurisdiction
How to use "necessary party" in a sentence
  1. In the law firm's divorce case, the children were considered a necessary party.
  2. The tenant's absence led the judge to rule he was a necessary party and could not proceed without him.
  3. The Court noted that the affected community was a necessary party in the ongoing environmental lawsuit.

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