pendent party jurisdiction

Definition of "pendent party jurisdiction"
  1. A type of extended authority that permits a federal court to consider a claim under state law brought against a third party within a case that is originally under its jurisdiction
How to use "pendent party jurisdiction" in a sentence
  1. In the complicated contractual dispute, the federal court could apply pendent party jurisdiction and rule on the state law claim besides the federal issues.
  2. Due to the power of pendent party jurisdiction, the federal court was able to interpret and make a ruling on state law issues involved in the case they were initially presiding over.
  3. The pendent party jurisdiction allowed the federal court to handle the state law claim against the third defendant in the ongoing federal case.

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