Counter Claim (Defendant's Claim)

In California, a defendant's claim, also known as a counterclaim, is a legal action initiated by the defendant in response to a lawsuit filed against them by the plaintiff. When a defendant believes they have a valid legal claim against the plaintiff arising from the same incident or transaction, they can assert their counterclaim in the same lawsuit.
The purpose of a counterclaim is to allow the defendant to seek relief, such as damages or other remedies, from the plaintiff, rather than having to file a separate lawsuit. It enables both parties to have their respective claims addressed in a single legal proceeding.
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