real party in interest

Definition of "real party in interest"
  1. An individual or entity who stands to gain from a legal proceeding, even though they are not the party filing the lawsuit
How to use "real party in interest" in a sentence
  1. The real party in interest in the suit was the beneficiary of the trust despite not filing the suit.
  2. In the lawsuit, the creditor turned out to be the real party in interest, since the debt recovery would directly benefit him.
  3. The insurance company, not the insured, was considered the real party in interest in the case regarding the vehicle's collision repairs.

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