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.

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The purpose of the development plan is to propose a strategy for managing flood risk and a program of global and cross-actions, the catchment basin of the Ardeche, described in detail (up in draft), which integrates the various problems of the environment (good physical functioning, ...) and will help to develop the "complete" papi Ardeche
They further suggest (albeit with an exclamation mark that perhaps suggests frivolity) that as court actions frequently involved multiple persons and generated cross-actions, then everyone was involved in litigation every year (p.
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.