reconvention


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reconvention

the doctrine in private international law that allows a party sued in one jurisdiction to establish jurisdiction against the party suing him, even if, leaving aside the instant action, the party sued could not have founded jurisdiction against the party suing him.

RECONVENTION, civ. law. An action brought by a party who is defendant against the plaintiff before the same judge. Reconventio est petitio qua reus vicissim, quid ab actore petit, ex eadem, vel diversa causa. Voet, in tit. de Judiciis, n. 78; 4 N. S. 439. To entitle the defendant to institute a demand in reconvention, it is requisite that such demand, though different from the main action, be nevertheless necessarily connected with it and incidental to the same. Code of Pr. Lo. art. 375; 11 Lo. R. 309; 7 N. S. 282; 8 N. S. 516.
     2. The reconvention of the civil law was a species of cross-bill. Story, Eq. Pl. Sec. 402. See Conventio; Bill in chancery. Vide Demand in reconvention.

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Because intrasession recess appointments last until the end of the next full session, the additional termination and reconvention would be required to terminate an intrasession recess appointment.
To the typical modality of the classical reconvention, the compensatory, the CIC and the CCEO have added another modality founded on the objective connection of the cases.
If the negotiation is going nowhere, you could suggest a recess or reconvention at a later date, impose a deadline, threaten to pull out, or appoint arbitrators.
My random jottings, in the teeth of visual and aural intelligibility, have an appropriately poetic dislocation--'layering and reconvention of geometry', 'violating certain contextual issues' and lots and lots of 'distortion'.
These events coincided with an appeal for the reconvention of the country's National Assembly, disbanded in 1975, which fell on deaf ears.