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intervene

v. to obtain the court's permission to enter into a lawsuit which has already started between other parties and to file a complaint stating the basis for a claim in the existing lawsuit. Such intervention will be allowed only if the party wanting to enter into the case has some right or interest in the suit and will not unduly prejudice the ability of the original parties to the lawsuit in conducting their case. Example: Little Buttercup Butter Co. has been sued by Market Bag Grocers for selling below standard butter. Better Buy Market has also been buying Buttercup's butter, and wishes to intervene (join in the lawsuit) to avoid either a loss by Market Bag which would affect Better Buy's possible claim, and also to avoid two separate suits. Or another butter company might want to join the suit on Buttercup's side in order to put up a united front with Buttercup against the markets. (See: intervention, joinder)

intervene

verb become a party to an action, break in, come between, encroach, infringe, intercede, interfere, intermeddle, interpose, interrupt, meddle, obtrude, step in
Associated concepts: intervening act, intervening agency, intervening cause, intervening efficient cause, intervening estate, intervening force, intervening parties, intervening sufficient cause, intervening superceding cause, intervenor, intervention as of right, intervention by leave of court
See also: arbitrate, check, defer, delay, discontinue, disrupt, estop, forestall, hold up, impose, intercede, interfere, interject, interpose, intrude, mediate, obstruct, obtrude, parry, restrain, tamper
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As a result, Alexis withdrew as an intervener in relation to the regulatory approval of Vista.
In his brief, Moskowitz contended that the rights of the California interveners have not been violated.
External interveners will always act according to the logic of their own interests and there is no reason to assume an alignment between that logic and the interests of the people on the ground.
Pattison's book, on the other hand, would seemingly provide a basis to be able to judge whether the agents undertaking this intervention--Britain, France, and the United States, under the auspices of NATO--are legitimate interveners.
With such a stance towards solution of conflicts, biased interveners may have more chances to succeed since they have their own stakes in solving the conflict and, therefore, would ".
The participants in this qualitative study were three students with deaf-blindness, one parent of each student, and the teachers and paraprofessionals or interveners who worked with the students.
Direct abutters would be classified as interveners, she said.
Chapter 5 argues that interveners and their allies must provide everything from sewage treatment to health care in order to provide a secure environment in which the rule of law can take root.
Owens and the interveners stressed that the issue was behaviour and not sexual orientation.
The interveners, the Canadian Association for Community Living and Ethno-Racial People with Disabilities Coalition appeared before the court, arguing that rulings of the immigrations officers in these cases:
Throughout the six steps, crisis interveners continually assess the victim's progress and readiness for change, and do so within a cultural context.
The leader is also secretary treasurer for the Alvarado Plaintiff Interveners, a group of some 203 districts that is pressuring the state to change the way it funds education.