Cross-motion – a competing request for relief or orders similar, but contradictory to that requested by another party

Cross-motion:

(1827) A competing request for relief or orders similar to that requested by another party against the crossmoving party, such as a motion for summary judgment or for sanctions.”

Sanction:

vb. (18c.) 1. To approve, authorize, or support <the court will sanction the
trust disposition if it is not against public policy> 2. To penalize by imposing a
sanction <the court sanctioned the attorney for violating the gag order>.

References:

[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black & Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-62130-6

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