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counterclaim

Etymology: L, contra, against, clamere, to cry out
(in law) a claim made by a defendant establishing a cause for action in his or her favor against a plaintiff. The purpose of a counterclaim is to oppose or detract from a plaintiff's claim or complaint.
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Often plaintiffs attorneys use the tactic in debt-collection cases: They will contact debtors who've been sued in classaction friendly jurisdictions and persuade them to file a counterclaim class action, Himmelfarb says.
The four patent counterclaims relate to methods for data compression, navigating menus via a graphical menu tree, verification of electronically delivered data objects, and monitoring and recovering subsystems in a distributed or clustered system.
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Specifically, the counterclaims call on Continental AG to report profits and losses of CTNA.
Roche's fraud counterclaim had charged IGEN with misrepresenting its intentions regarding the rights that IGEN previously had granted to another licensee, Eisai Co.
Courts have held that this clause is not invalid, but have nevertheless often held that the tenant could assert its counterclaims, notwithstanding this clause.
The Wolstein defendants also filed counterclaims for abuse of process and defamation, and Mr.
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Chrome Specialties' causes of action were maintained in counterclaims filed August 11, 1994, in Civil Action No.
Nasdaq:INTU) today filed its answer and counterclaims of fraud and false advertising against H&R Block in federal district court in Kansas City.
Nasdaq-NNM: QCOM) announced today that it has filed a motion to add additional counterclaims against InterDigital Technology Corp.