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implead

to sue or prosecute or bring an action against.
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TO IMPLEAD, practice. To sue or prosecute by due course of law. 9 Watts, 47.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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They also raised the point that the Supreme Court had in the past accepted petitions wherein the PM was impleaded as a party, citing cases of Yousaf Raza Gilani and Nawaz Sharif.
They also raised the point that the Supreme Court has in the past accepted petitions wherein the PM was impleaded as a party, including in the cases of Yousaf Raza Gilani and Nawaz Sharif.
The Punjab chief minister, mines and minerals department secretary and the chief secretary have been impleaded as respondents in the petition.Chaudhary Shoaib argued that the high court has already seized a petition of the constitution of 56 companies in the province of Punjab and more than 10 companies have been closed during the recent past either due to illegalities or inefficiencies.
The petition was filed by a citizen, Majeed Ahmad, wherein the provincial government, secretary health and Young Doctors Association have been impleaded.
He mentioned a number of writ petitions which were decided by the LHC, according to which, actual/ main contesting respondents including Punjab government, Agriculture Department, Industries, Commerce and Investment Department, the Food Department, the Environment Protection Agency as well as the Law and Parliamentary Affairs Department were impleaded through their competent authorities.
It also impleaded the engineering college in Hyderabad as respondent in the case.
The petitioner, Rekha, a resident of Korangi, impleaded home secretary, provincial police chief, head of Saddar police station and two accused Sunny and Akash as respondents.
The rights of a judgment creditor against impleaded defendants in proceedings supplementary are plenary.
The father was impleaded as an accomplice for not lifting a finger to shield his daughter from harm.
"It was decided in the meeting that the Tamil Nadu government will file a petition in the Supreme Court seeking to expedite the case (filed by her in 2008 and in which the Revenue Department impleaded itself later) seeking declaration of the agreements illegal," she said.
They impleaded Sindh Chief Secretary, Secretary, Director General and Managing Director of Coal and Energy Development Department, Sindh Coal Authority and proprietors of 14 contractor companies.
Professor Hartnett notes that both the present [section] 1367 and the ALI's proposed substitute "are designed to embody the Kroger rule's denial of supplemental jurisdiction over claims by plaintiffs against third-party defendants impleaded by defendants" (2)--that is, impleaded by what might be called the "original defendant" against whom the plaintiff filed the complaint commencing a civil action (based solely on diversity jurisdiction) in a federal district court.