parties

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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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The Court found that whilst the Rule does not expressly confer jurisdiction, "it clearly sets out a criterion for the joinder of a party, in the same way as RDC 21 does in respect of the joinder of additional parties to counterclaims or for the purposes of seeking indemnity or contribution."
(1) Joinder of additional parties. The joinder provisions enhance
Some of the changes include new provisions that allow for emergency arbitration as well as joinder of additional parties and consolidation of multiple arbitrations, expedited procedures that apply to lower value disputes, and amendments that encourage mediation.