real party in interest


real party in interest
real party in interest see party 1b

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

real party in interest
n.
A person with the legal right to enforce a claim and to benefit from a lawsuit if successful.

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


real party in interest
The person or entity who will benefit from a lawsuit or petition even though the plaintiff (the person filing the suit) is someone else (often called a "nominal" plaintiff). For example, a trustee files a suit against a person who damaged a building owned by the trust; the real party in the interest is the beneficiary of the trust.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

real party in interest
n.
   the person or entity who will benefit from a lawsuit or petition even though the plaintiff (the person filing the suit) is someone else, often called a "nominal" plaintiff. Example: a trustee files a suit against a person who damaged a building owned by the trust; the real party in the interest is the beneficiary of the trust.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • real party in interest — The person to be benefited by, or entitled to receive the benefits of, the suit. More precisely, that person who can discharge the claim upon which suit is brought and control the action brought to enforce it, Usually but not necessarily the… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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