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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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At the High Court in 2003, Brachers admitted negligence but said the counter-claim had no real chance of success and therefore the value of Mr and Mrs Browning's lost chance was nil or negligible.
The Paraiso restaurant in Praia Da Luz at the centre of counter-claims yesterday
Lawson has launched a pounds 260,000 counter-claim against Edmonds, 62, for unpaid work on another project.
The government in Sofia however was quick to point out that this is not a counter-claim to Moscow's lawsuit at an arbitration court in Paris, which is again on due payments on the nuclear project.
The Bradburys, who made a counter-claim, must pay pounds 400 costs.
The RFU has announced a withdrawal of parts of a legal counter-claim after they say Premier Rugby accepted it is legally bound by the June 2004 elite player squad agreement.
Tigana won a counter-claim that he was entitled to payments and share options worth over pounds 2.
Claim is inevitably followed by counter-claim, with counter-counter-claim not long afterwards, and, by that stage, the paint flaking off the wall begins to look fascinating.
The Derby-winning trainer has declared his intention to counter-claim for non-payment of training fees.
Giant Bay has instructed its solicitors to move to set aside the Garnishee and Statement of Claim and Counter-claim for damages.
As a result of the default of the Manitoba-based company, Titan has initiated legal action in the State of California, and a counter-claim has been filed.