substitution of parties
- 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
- After the unexpected passing of Mr. Johnson, a substitution of parties was necessary for the trial to continue.
- When the mayor was ousted from his office, substitution of parties allowed the lawsuit against the city to proceed with his successor.
- The court allowed for a substitution of parties after the original defendant's business went bankrupt.