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Rule 118. Third-Party Complaint

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedJustice Court Rules of Civil Procedure

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Justice Court Rules of Civil Procedure (Refs & Annos)
Part V: Responding to a Lawsuit
17B A.R.S. Justice Court Civ.Proc.Rules, Rule 118
Rule 118. Third-Party Complaint
a. Reason for a third-party complaint. If a defendant contends that another person who is not named as a party in the lawsuit is fully or partly responsible for plaintiff's damages, the defendant may file a third-party complaint against that person. [ARCP 14(a)]
b. Service of a third-party complaint. The defendant who files a third-party complaint must request the clerk to issue a summons as provided in Rule 112. The defendant must serve the third-party defendant with the summons, the third-party complaint, and a copy of pleadings that were previously filed in the lawsuit, in the same manner as an initial summons and complaint, and as provided in Rule 113. The third-party defendant must file a response to the third-party complaint as provided in Rule 116 and within the time provided by Rule 114(c). [ARCP 14(a)]


Adopted Aug. 30, 2012, effective Jan. 1, 2013.
17B A. R. S. Justice Court Civ. Proc. Rules, Rule 118, AZ ST J CT RCP Rule 118
State Court Rules are current with amendments received and effective through 7/1/22. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through 7/1/22.
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