impleader

[im-plee-der]
noun Law.
a procedural method by which an original party to an action may bring in and make a claim against a third party in connection with the claim made against the original party.


Origin:
1570–80; implead + -er1

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implead (ɪmˈpliːd)
 
vb
1.  a.  to sue or prosecute
 b.  to bring an action against
2.  to accuse
 
[C13: from Anglo-French empleder; see im-, plead]
 
im'pleadable
 
adj
 
im'pleader
 
n

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Impleader should lie whenever there is a link between the pending claims in the main lawsuit and the impleader effort.
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