Definition : Plaintiff

natural or a legal person who takes the initiative to instigate a legal proceeding against the defendant in order to have the existence of a right recognized. Various judicial remedies may be exercised in divided co-ownership matters. Thus, a co-owner can request, under certain conditions, the court to annul a decision of the general meeting. In such cases, the co-owner will be the plaintiff in the court proceedings and the syndicate the defendant.