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a claim filed in opposition to another claim in a legal action

set up a claim in opposition to a previous claim

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The number of counterclaims being filed, the liability banks face, and the need for a strong defense all underscore the need for appropriate insurance coverage.
As written in CAFA, "any defendant" includes defendants only--not counterclaim defendants too, according to the 7th Circuit's March 24 decision in First Bank v.
Safelite will continue to vigorously defend itself and will, with equal vigilance, prosecute its counterclaims," said Safelite General Counsel Mark Smolik.
Removing the patent counterclaims could also reduce the complexity of the case, according to Lindon, Utah-based SCO's motion and supporting memorandum, reducing the chances of a jury being swayed by any potential strong showing by IBM with regard to its patents.
To do this, however, the judge must amend Silverstein's counterclaim in the Swiss Re action.
The Company believes the counterclaims to be frivolous, revengeful, without merit and intends to vigorously defend itself while pursuing monetary damages as set forth in its suit against the defendants.
Pearce said he filed counterclaims to protect his rights and the rights of all other shareholders who seek to speak out in favor of corporate and healthcare reform.
As discussed in a previous article, such a counterclaim should be severed, under the form no-counterclaim clause.
Continental Management Refuses to Translate Shareholder Counterclaims
Today's hearing is the second in the last two months to result in dismissal of one of Roche's counterclaims.
In particular, there are a couple of recent cases expressly relying upon the no-offsets clause as a basis for granting summary judgment to a landlord on a claim for rent, notwithstanding the tenant's defenses and counterclaims asserting alleged breaches of the lease by a landlord.
NYSE: AD) today announced that it has filed an answer and counterclaims in response to the complaint filed last week by Valassis Communications, Inc.
granted KBF's motion to dismiss Solucorp's counterclaims against KBF.
Litigation is by nature uncertain and can produce negative results, including one or more successful counterclaims by the defendants.
21 /PRNewswire/ -- First Union Real Estate Investments (NYSE: FUR) announced today that Judge Lesley Brooks Wells of the United States District Court has ruled to dismiss certain counterclaims filed against First Union in its lawsuit against Richard M.