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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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But Deputy District Judge Prest said he "preferred Mr Blyth's account of events in almost all respects" and dismissed the counter-claim.
The settlement, on the surface, does not seem to be in the best interest of the taxpayer because if the claim and the counter-claim were put together, Papasavvas should not have received more than e1/415,000.
Justice Morgan will rule on the Bags claim but is not expected to give a judgement on Amrac's counter-claim until after the law courts' summer recess towards the end of September.
I intend to ignore the claims and counter-claims of the political parties.
By 1996, the original case, which had begun at Staines County Court, was eventually settled at Kingston County Court with the Brownings paying pounds 5,000 to the original vendors and seeing their counter-claim dismissed after delays in amassing evidence.
Ombudsman of Kyrgyzstan Tursunbek Akun intends to submit the counter-claim to the court against human rights defender Aziza Abdirasulova in case she does not recalls hers, Ombudsman Tursunbek Akun said in an interview with the AKIpress today.
Keegan is claiming about pounds 8m for constructive dismissal last September, while Newcastle have made a counter-claim of pounds 2m for breach of contract on the former manager's part.
In its counter-claim, Amrac says Bags and the other claimants unlawfully colluded in a bid to keep Amrac out of the market.
A BEACHSIDE restaurant was yesterday at the centre of claim and counter-claim over the movements of the McCann family on the day Madeleine went missing.
Details of a high-profile court case involving a claim and counter-claim by the company in charge of the new Wembley Stadium project and the firm which built the site's distinctive steel arch have been revealed.
For just over a week, the situation has not progressed beyond claim and counter-claim to the exasperation of not only those embroiled in the pounds 25m deal, but also manager Kevin Blackwell, his players and the fans.
And IBM is saying to SCO in its counter-claim something which I believe is entirely factually accurate and legally justified.