(third-person singular simple present crossclaims, present participle crossclaiming, simple past and past participle crossclaimed)
- (law) To file such a secondary lawsuit.
cross-claim - Legal Definition
A cause of action or claim asserted between co-defendants or co-plaintiffs against one another and not against the plaintiff or defendant on the opposite side of a civil action. For example, a defendant’s assertion of a right of contribution from a fellow defendant is a cross-claim. See also counterclaim.