third-party defendant

Definition of "third-party defendant"
  1. Someone other than the original defendant who is brought into a lawsuit because they are part of the dispute in question
How to use "third-party defendant" in a sentence
  1. The original defendant decided to bring in a third-party defendant into the case, claiming that they were involved in the dispute.
  2. After thorough examination, the attorney found evidence implicating a third-party defendant.
  3. The jury will not reach a final judgment until the case involving the third-party defendant is resolved.

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