adverse party


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adverse party

n. the opposite side in a lawsuit. Sometimes when there are numerous parties and cross-complaints, parties may be adverse to each other on some issues and in agreement on other matters. Two beneficiaries of a person who has died may join together to claim a will was valid, but fight each other over the assets of the dead person's estate if the court rules the will was legal.

See: adversary, contender, contestant, disputant, foe, litigant, opponent
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Section 6-B of the bill pertaining to Conditions for Entitlement of Pension provides that to maintain entitlement to the pension herein provided, no former lawyer of the Office of the Ombudsman, during the time he or she is receiving said pension, shall appear as counsel before any judicial or quasi-judicial agency in any civil case wherein the government or any agency, subdivision, or instrumentality thereof is an adverse party, in an criminal case wherein any officer or employee of the government is accused an offense committed in relation to his or her office, or in any administrative proceedings to maintain an interest adverse to the national or a local government or to any of its legally constituted officers.
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Never underestimate the adverse party, and particularly the taxman.