substitution of parties

Definition of "substitution of parties"
  1. Replacement of a party in a lawsuit due to circumstances such as death or replacement of public officials that prevent the original party from proceeding with the trial
How to use "substitution of parties" in a sentence
  1. After the unexpected passing of Mr. Johnson, a substitution of parties was necessary for the trial to continue.
  2. When the mayor was ousted from his office, substitution of parties allowed the lawsuit against the city to proceed with his successor.
  3. The court allowed for a substitution of parties after the original defendant's business went bankrupt.

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