Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
To enter into a lawsuit that has already started between other parties, because a claim exists that is related to the existing case. Example: A grocery store sues a dairy producer for providing sub-par butter. A second grocery chain has been buying from the same producer, so the second chain asks to intervene in the lawsuit.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:18 pm