proper party

Definition of "proper party"
  1. An individual or organization with a stake in a lawsuit's issue, who can voluntarily join the suit or be brought in by an existing party
How to use "proper party" in a sentence
  1. Due to their shared interest in the disputed land, Rachel was a proper party in Mark's lawsuit against the city.
  2. As the tenant of the disputed apartment, Jane could become a proper party in the lawsuit between the landlord and the city.
  3. Since the hospital might be affected by the health regulation suit, it was considered a proper party.

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