Impleader is procedural device before trial in which a party joins a third-party into a lawsuit because that third-party is liable to an original defendant. For example, in a case where a driver rear-ends another car due to faulty brakes, and is sued by the accident victim, the driver may decide to implead the repair shop where the brakes were worked on. Third party has these meanings: In contract law, a third party is any person other than the two principals (the first party and the second party) who is involved in, or affected by, a contract. ... Third party has these meanings: In contract law, a third party is any person other than the two principals (the first party and the second party) who is involved in, or affected by, a contract. ... In the most general sense, a liability is anything that is a hinderance, or puts one at a disadvantage. ... A defendant or defender is any party who is required to answer the complaint of a plaintiff or pursuer in a civil lawsuit before a court, or any party who has been formally charged or accused of violating a criminal statute. ...
The theory is that two cases may be decided together and justice may be done more efficiently than having two suits in a series.
Civil procedure is the body of law that sets out the process that courts will follow when hearing cases of a civil nature (a civil action). These rules govern how a lawsuit or case may be commenced, what kind of service of process is required, the types of pleadings or...
A procedural device used in a civil action whereby a defendant brings into the lawsuit a third party who is not already a party to the action but may ultimately be liable for the plaintiff's claim against the defendant.
Impleader is most commonly used where the third party, often an insurance company, has a duty to indemnify, or contribute to the payment of, the plaintiff's damages.
An insurance policy usually provides that if the insured is sued, the insurance company will defend him or her in court and pay any damages owed if he or she is found liable in the action.
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