Surrebuttal is the response to a rebuttal that the responding party may be allowed to make in rare circumstances. Usually, a court will only allow the moving party to have a rebuttal to the evidence and arguments of the responding party. However, a court in some jurisdictions may allow the responding party to have their own rebuttal (surrebuttal) when the court thinks they deserve an opportunity to respond to new arguments or evidence made in the moving party’s rebuttal. A surrebuttal will be limited to discussing only the points made in the rebuttal.
[Last updated in September of 2021 by the Wex Definitions Team]