Impleader Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Impleader.

Impleader (noun) - The legal procedure where a defendant brings a third party into a lawsuit because they believe this third party, known as an impleader, is responsible for the plaintiff's claim. Often, this third party could be an insurance company or someone with a related liability. Through impleader, the defendant attempts to shift the legal responsibility of the claim to this third party.