third-party plaintiff

Definition of "third-party plaintiff"
  1. This is a defendant who has introduced a new complaint against a third individual not previously involved in the legal case
How to use "third-party plaintiff" in a sentence
  1. After being sued for copyright infringement, the third-party plaintiff introduced a complaint against a third individual claiming they had provided the questionable material.
  2. In the car accident case, the defendant became a third-party plaintiff by bringing a separate lawsuit against the car manufacturer for defect issues.
  3. The third-party plaintiff introduced a new individual in the case asserting that the actual responsibility for the damages lies with them, not the original plaintiff.

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