paid into court
- Money deposited with the court clerk by a party who acknowledges they owe, but is uncertain to whom it should be paid due to a legal dispute between two other parties. The depositor seeks to discharge their debt and avoid being dragged into the lawsuit between the disputing parties
- Since the company knew it owed money but was uncertain to whom because of a dispute, it paid into court.
- To avoid further involvement in the partnership dispute, the customer preferred to have the amount he owed paid into court.
- Since the debtor wanted to settle the debt but the rightful creditor was unclear due to a legal fight, he had the funds paid into court.