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parties

In litigation, the various people or companies with grievances or defenses that wish to be heard by the court. Types of parties include

• Plaintiff. Files the lawsuit.
• Defendant. The person the suit is against.
• Counterplaintiff. A defendant who has claims against the plaintiff.
• Counterdefendant. The plaintiff who is also sued by the defendant.
• Cross-claimants. Defendants who sue each other.
• Third-party defendants. When a defendant decides someone else should be added to the lawsuit because the defendant has claims against that person and it is all related to the same dispute. (Typically occurs when the defendant seeks indemnity from another.)

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To the contrary, an order allowing impleader "merely tells [a third party] that the judgment creditor has his eye on property in their hands .
With supplemental jurisdiction in place, it is likely that the negligence action and the impleader will be litigated together in federal or state court.
While the newspaper added two individuals and a company in its amended complaint, McClier filed a notice of impleader, seeking to bring into the suit for possible liability 14 subcontractors, vendors, and inspectors for construction not named by the Post.
Perhaps, a better method for this case to be adjudicated would be for some party to bring a domestic action seeking an injunction against the Australian government giving out this subsidy having gotten Howe in through an impleader, claiming the Australian action was inconsistent with treaty obligations.
Among other grounds for dismissal of the impleader action, T & N challenged the exercise of personal jurisdiction over it as unauthorized by the terms of Texas's long-arm statute and as constitutionally excessive.
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