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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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3 of the Representation Manual, which provides that once the NMB receives the eligibility list and signature samples from the carrier, an applicant or intervenor has until 4 pm ET to present additional cards.
Page's husband, Chris Page, is the official intervenor in this case, and the judge wrote that Chris Page has "a large pool of neighbors that pay his costs and attorneys fees.
So, to clarify things, we will divide intervenors into three categories: Risk Assessors, Trackers, and Litigators.
A strong minority of courts and commentators takes the position that the interest required for standing is greater than that required for intervention and serves as an independent requirement that intervenors must demonstrate before any application for intervention can be considered.
The Mikisew Cree First Nation was granted intervenor status at an earlier date.
The intervenors argued that the 14 seats in the assembly should be maintained until self government and land claim agreements are settled, but Justice de Weerdt rejected their arguments.
Although the AMFA filed the necessary documents electronically with the NMB on Tuesday afternoon and delivered original documents Wednesday, officials at the NMB applied a technical rule effectively stripping away the right of any union to obtain intervenor status in the representation election.
The only intervenor that spoke against the creation of APTN was the Canadian Cable Television Association, but a spokesperson for the Aboriginal Network said the CRTC downplayed the opposition remarks.
Additionally, the company reached agreement with these and the remaining participating intervenors in the case on how to allocate the revenue requirement among different types of customer classes.
The applicants proposed their plans and were cross-examined by the board and by the intervenors.
In a 29-page decision, the ASLB agreed with intervenors that the Calvert Cliffs-3 project would be in violation of the Atomic Energy Act's prohibition against foreign ownership, control or domination, and that the project's owner, UniStar Nuclear, is eligible neither to receive a license nor to even apply for a license.
Any single one of these events," the groups argue, "would be sufficient causeO to seek to slow down the Company's forced march to seek Commission action on its request for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN)O" The groups argue that since "the Langley Gulch power plant will be the single largest capital investment made by Idaho Power since the Hells Canyon Complex was constructed 50 years ago" and given that the utility seeks an expedited decision on what the intervenors call the "edge of great uncertainty," a suspension of the current CPCN docket for Langley Gulch is warranted.