Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
The person or entity who will benefit from a lawsuit or petition even though the plaintiff (the person filing the suit) is someone else (often called a "nominal" plaintiff). For example, a trustee files a suit against a person who damaged a building owned by the trust; the real party in the interest is the beneficiary of the trust.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:23 pm