collateral attack
collateral attack see attack

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

collateral attack
n.
An attempt to defeat a judgment through a separate action instead of an appeal or other direct attack.

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


collateral attack
A legal action in one case challenging another case or another court's ruling. For example, a father ordered to pay child support in a divorce case in Minnesota, collaterally attacks the order in a Maine court claiming that the Minnesota court did not have jurisdiction over him.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


collateral attack
An attempt to impeach or overturn a judgment rendered in a judicial proceeding, made in a proceeding other than within the original action or an appeal from it.

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


collateral attack
An attempt to impeach or overturn a judgment rendered in a judicial proceeding, made in a proceeding other than within the original action or an appeal from it.

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

collateral attack
n.
   a legal action to challenge a ruling in another case. For example, Joe Parenti has been ordered to pay child support in a divorce case, but he then files another lawsuit trying to prove a claim that he is not the father of the child. A "direct attack" would have been to raise the issue of paternity in the divorce action.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • collateral attack — Attempting to impeach or challenging the integrity of ajudgment, decree, or order in an action or proceeding other than that in which the judgment, decree, or order was rendered, other than by appeal from, or review of, the judgment, decree, or… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • collateral attack on judgment — See collateral attack …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • collateral — col·lat·er·al 1 /kə la tə rəl, la trəl/ adj 1 a: accompanying as a secondary fact, activity, or agency but subordinate to a main consideration b: not directly relevant or material a collateral evidentiary matter a collateral issue 2: belonging to …   Law dictionary

  • attack — at·tack n: an attempt to prove something invalid or incorrect esp. through judicial procedures made an attack on the will as not properly witnessed; specif: an attempt to have the judgment of a court corrected or overruled collateral attack: an… …   Law dictionary

  • collateral — /kalaetsral/ Property which is pledged as security for the satisfaction of a debt. Collateral is additional security for performance of principal obligation, or that which is by the side, and not in direct line. Shaffer v. Davidson, Wyo., 445… …   Black's law dictionary

  • collateral — /kalaetsral/ Property which is pledged as security for the satisfaction of a debt. Collateral is additional security for performance of principal obligation, or that which is by the side, and not in direct line. Shaffer v. Davidson, Wyo., 445… …   Black's law dictionary

  • collateral impeachment — A collateral attack. Racey v Racey, 12 Okla 650, 73 P 305. See collateral attack …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • attack — To fall upon with force; to assault, as with force of arms; to assault. Phipps v State, 34 Tex Crim 560, 565, 31 SW 397. To question validity or sufficiency, as to attack a statute on constitutional grounds or to attack a pleading for want or… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • collateral proceeding — An action or proceeding wherein a judgment is attacked collaterally, that is, without seeking directly the overturning of the judgment. Alford v Guffy (Ky) 115 SW 216, 217. See collateral attack …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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