intervention
in·ter·ven·tion /ˌin-tər-'ven-chən/ n: the act or an instance of intervening; specif: the act or procedure by which a third party becomes a party to a pending proceeding between other parties in order to protect his or her own interest in the subject matter of the suit compare impleader, interpleader, joinder
◇ Intervention developed as a procedure in equity courts. There is some overlap between joinder and intervention because of the merger of law and equity in federal practice.
intervention of right: intervention allowed in federal civil procedure when a statute grants an absolute right to intervene or when the applicant claims an interest in the subject of the proceeding that the applicant may be impeded from protecting by the disposition of the proceeding
◇ Intervention of right will not be granted if the court considers that the applicant's interest is already adequately represented.
permissive intervention: intervention allowed in federal civil procedure when a statute grants a conditional right to intervene or when the applicant's claim has a question of law or fact in common with the proceeding

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

intervention
I (imposition into a lawsuit) noun entrance into a lawsuit, entrance of a third party, insertion, interference, interjection, interjection into a lawsuit, interposition, intrusion associated concepts: intervention by leave of the court, intervention by right II (interference) noun intercalation, interception, intercession, interjacence, interjection, interloping, intermeddling, intermediation, interpolation, interposition, interruption, interventus, intrusion III index agency (legal relationship), arbitration, collective bargaining, intercession, invasion, mediation

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


intervention
n.
A procedure in which someone who is not originally a party to a lawsuit enters it to defend his or her own interest in the matter.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


intervention
The procedure under which a third party may join an ongoing lawsuit, providing the facts and the legal issues apply to the intervenor as much as to one of the existing parties. (See also: intervene.)
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


intervention
n. A procedure under which a non-party who has a significant interest in the outcome of a case enters into and becomes a party in the case.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


intervention
A procedure used in a lawsuit by which the court allows a third person who was not originally a party to the suit to become a party, by joining with either the plaintiff or the defendant.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


intervention
I
A procedure used in a lawsuit by which the court allows a third person who was not originally a party to the suit to become a party, by joining with either the plaintiff or the defendant.
II An action by which a third person who may be affected by a lawsuit is permitted to become a party to the suit.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

intervention
n.
   the procedure under which a third party may join an on-going lawsuit, providing the facts and the law issues apply to the intervenor as much as to one of the existing contestants. The determination to allow intervention is made by a judge after a petition to intervene and a hearing on the issue. Intervention must take place fairly early in the lawsuit, shortly after a complaint and answer have been filed and not just before trial since that could prejudice one or both parties who have prepared for trial on the basis of the original litigants. Intervention is not to be confused with joinder, which involves requiring all parties who have similar claims to join in the same lawsuit to prevent needless repetitious trials based on the same facts and legal questions, called multiplicity of actions.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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