Cross-Action


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Cross-Action

A separate and independent lawsuit brought by the defendant against a plaintiff for some reason arising from the same transaction or event that is the basis for the plaintiff's lawsuit.

Under some circumstances, the court may order a consolidation of the actions.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Mr Sokhi maintains previous cross-actions brought by the trust and Mr Birdi in May had only been dismissed on a verbal agreement, made outside the court, that the former city councillor would not involve himself in the temple's affairs or seek re-election.