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Definition of the noun Interpleader

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noun - plural: interpleaders

  1. [legal] One who makes an interplea.
  2. [legal] Motion for a third party to enter into a lawsuit in process because a matter is being adjudicated in which they have an interest.
  3. [legal] Process by which a third party asks a court to determine which of two rival claims is to be honored by the third party.


Interpleader is civil procedure that allows a plaintiff to initiate a lawsuit in order to compel two or more other parties to litigate a dispute. An interpleader action originates when the plaintiff holds property on behalf of another, but does not know to whom the property should be transferred. It is often used to resolve disputes arising under insurance contracts.

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Google previewThe Law Examination Journal and Law Student's Magazine

by Herbert Newman Mozley

Interpleader is a process by which a party may obtain relief from adverse claims.

Google previewGilbert Pocket Size Law Dictionary 3d (2014)

by Publishers Editorial Staff

This is called a “stakeholder interpleader.” An interpleader is an equitable remedy ...

Google previewInside Civil Procedure (2013)

What Matters and Why by Erichson, Howard M.

Rule interpleader refers to interpleader pursuant to Rule 22 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

Side b a r DEFENDANTS AS PLAINTIFFS The funny thing about interpleader is that the party bringing the action is the one against whom a ...

Google previewCivil Procedure (2007)

by Neil C. Blond

Rule: An interpleader is a suit over a fund to which several parties have claims. A leaseholder does not have a direct interest in the property over which eminent domain is being asserted. Haas v. Jefferson National Bank (1971) Facts: Haas ...

Google previewMiller and Friedenthal's Sum and Substance Quick Review on Civil Procedure, 7th (2008)

by Arthur Miller, Jack Friedenthal

Interpleader is an equitable procedure by which a person holding property—a stakeholder—who is or may be subject to inconsistent claims, can join all the claimants in a single action. This protects the stakeholder from multiple ...

Google previewCivil Procedure, 5th, (Hornbook Series) (2015)

by Jack Friedenthal, Mary Kane, Arthur Miller

INTERPLEADER § 16.10 Purpose and History Interpleader is an equitable procedure by which a person holding property (commonly called a stakeholder) who is or who may be subject to inconsistent claims on that property (the stake) can ...

Google previewIllinois Pretrial Practice (2017)

by Jennifer Duncan-Brice

An interpleader is an action between a party holding property to which it has no claim and two or more parties who claim an interest in the property. Intervention is the procedure by which a person not named or joined as a party may become a ...

Google previewAmerican Civil Procedure (2009)

A Guide to Civil Adjudication in US Courts by John Bilyeu Oakley, Vikram D. Amar, Vikram Amar

Interpleader 154. Interpleader is a specialized form of compulsory joinder of parties. It is used by a party (the “stakeholder”) in possession of property (the “ stake”) to which two or more (often many more) parties have or may assert conflicting ...

Google previewFlorida Real Estate Principles, Practices & Law (2003)

by Linda L. Crawford, David S. Coleman

Interpleader is a legal proceeding whereby the broker, having no financial interest in the disputed funds, deposits with the court the disputed escrow deposit so that the court can determine who is the rightful claimant. A declaratory judgment is ...

Google previewMellinkoff's Dictionary of American Legal Usage (2009)

by David Mellinkoff

interplead Usee interpleader. interpleader 1.

Google previewBouvier's Law Dictionary and Concise Encyclopedia (1914)

by John Bouvier, Francis Rawle


Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis; or an universal dictionary of arts, sciences, and literature ... (1812)

by John Wilkes (of Milland House, Sussex.)

Interpleader is allowed, that the defendant may not be charged to two severally, where no default ...

Google previewThe Law-dictionary, Explaining the Rise, Progress, and Present State of the British Law (1835)

Defining and Interpreting the Terms Or Words of Art, and Comprising Also Copious Information on the Subjects of Trade and Government by Sir Thomas Edlyne Tomlins, Thomas Colpitts Granger

for the same thing, and the defendant acknowledges the action of one of them, without a prayer of interpleader, they shall not interplead on the request of the other ; for the interpleader is ...

Google previewPhilippine Law Dictionary

In other respects, the new rule did not substantially change the old- In brief, under both rules, an interpleader would be proper when conflicting claims are or may be made on the same subject-matter against one who has no interest therein.

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Video shows what interpleader means. One who makes an interplea.. Motion for a third party to enter into a lawsuit in process because a matter is being ...

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