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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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Specifically, this Note argues that when judicial decisionmaking creates a quasi-legislative rule, as is the case with most opinions, courts' use of Article III standing to exclude would-be intervenors from this process raises two interrelated concerns.
Among the intervenors were Filipino Voices for Reproductive Health, Philippine NGO Council on Population Health and Welfare, Philippine Center for Population and Development and Philippine Legislators' Committee on Population and Development Foundation, former health secretary Esperanza Cabral and former presidential assistant for social development Ben de Leon.
The rehabilitator has not yet provided the intervenors or the court with a privilege log describing the identities of the persons and entities that sent or received the withheld communications and documents, preventing the intervenors from addressing the documents in particularized fashion," Woznicki and Penn Treaty American Corp.
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.
2-837(A)(3), the Commonwealth shall immediately notify the Court, the United States, and the Intervenors.
The counties also share the timber company intervenors "direct financial interest in the challenged logging practices and the ultimate desire to see logging continue and increase on state forests.
The state argued that a photo ID was needed to prevent voter fraud, while the DOJ and intervenors said that the requirement would affect minorities disproportionately.
When we discuss the role of intervenors with friends and colleagues who are agency protest counsel, they are sometimes skeptical that intervenors can be a useful part of the process.
22) These courts reason that once the original parties establish their basis for standing, a court's jurisdiction vests and, so long as a case or controversy remains, the proper addition of Rule 24 intervenors does not implicate Article III.
Intervenors can participate in hearings, file briefs and, if necessary, appeal regulators' approval of a project.
The Association of Corporate Counsel and its European chapter, intervenors in the case, said in a statement that the reasoning reflects "fundamental misunderstanding of both the role and responsibilities of in-house counsel.
But the SCC could say otherwise, which is what Nelson's clients and the other dozen or so intervenors on the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council side are hoping for.