Duhaime's Law Dictionary

Third Party Definition:

A person who is not privy to a contract or a party in a lawsuit.

Related Terms: Third Party Claim

In Apex, Justice Brooker adopted these words:

"The term third party is generally understood to mean any party that is not a party to a contract ....

"A person who is not a party to a lawsuit, agreement, or other transaction but who is usually somehow implicated in it; someone other than the principal parties."

In the context of contract law, a third party is one who does not have privity of contract with other persons to a contract.


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