- 1A claim made to rebut a previous claim: monitoring programmes set up in the wake of these various claims and counterclaims will resolve the issueMore example sentences
- And as with any hot scandal, it is fast developing into a whole new blame game altogether with claims and counterclaims flying all over the place - and that's just in the blogosphere.
- There have been claims and counterclaims throughout the week about what's happening inside that refugee camp, or indeed what happened in the previous days.
- It's been 14 months of headlines, charges, claims and counterclaims and lots of hearings.
- 1.1 Law A claim made by a defendant against a plaintiff: the debtor has an arguable counterclaim for damagesMore example sentences
- The defendants have a counterclaim for damages for trespass against the plaintiff.
- I am pretty confident the counterclaim will be tossed out and am hoping to get at least some of my money back, or at least a decision saying the money should be mine.
- The consulting engineers involved sought payment of $23,000, and got a counterclaim and suit for $200,000 for its claims.
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- Make a counterclaim for something: he counterclaimed for damages for breach of the covenant [with object]: she counterclaimed damages for late deliveryMore example sentences
- It should be noted that the defendant counterclaimed against the plaintiffs for general damages of $250, 000.00 and punitive damages of $50, 000.00.
- Mr Jaura counterclaimed for damages for wrongful termination of the lease.
- In addition Mr Newbery counterclaimed damages for shock and distress.
More definitions of counterclaimDefinition of counterclaim in:
- The US English dictionary