American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. Law To bring proceedings against (a plaintiff) in direct opposition to a suit brought against onself.
- v. transitive, intransitive To sue a person or entity who is suing one.
- counter- + sue (Wiktionary)
“The winner of the auction will have a very important stockpile of weaponry to countersue, said Alexander Poltorak , chief executive officer of General Patent Corp., which isn't advising any of the parties in the Nortel auction.”
“The woman could sue him for scaring the piss out of her under false pretenses, but then, he could countersue for grievous bodily dog bites.”
“Then, Nokia was the relatively new kid on the mobile block and didn't have sufficient patents of its own to countersue.”
“Dedalus's response to Ms. Banach's lawsuit is to countersue for more than $5 million, claiming "breach of fiduciary duty, self dealing, theft of corporate opportunities, conversion, replevin, and spoliation of computer evidence.”
“The Nortel patents could provide ammunition to countersue rivals that threaten to sue Google, or be used as bargaining chips in patent-licensing negotiations, legal experts say.”
“Google, by contrast, expressed defensive motivations; the company, which has relatively few patents on mobile technologies, could theoretically use Motorola Mobility's patents to countersue companies that sue Google or companies that use its Android software.”
“He also said that Kitson would countersue Winter Kate for breach of contract.”
“The latter pair explained that an unexpected plague of 17-year locust caused decline and retained the other lawyer to countersue.”
“I say the WGA should countersue the NBC Universal midget for impersonating a mogul (and the HFPA for impersonating a legitimate news organization).”
“When I tried to countersue Mahfouz in New York, I failed for for jurisdictional reasons.”
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