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Third party, means a person other than the citizen making a request for information and includes a public authority. [Right to Information Act, 2005 (22 of 2005), s. 2(n)] Means a person other than the person making a request for information and includes a public authority. [Freedom of Information Act, 2002, s. 2(i)] Means one who is not a party to a lawsuit, agreement, or other transaction but who is somehow involved in the transaction, someone other than the principal parties, Black's Law Dictionary, 7th Edn., p. 1489. The phrase used to introduce any one into a scene already occupied by two in a definite relation to one another, as principal and agent, guardian and ward, solicitor and client. See AS AGAINST, AS BETWEEN. As to third-party insurance of motor vehicles; by the (English) Road Traffic Act, 1930 (20 & 21 Geo. 5, c. 43), s. 35, users of motor vehicles are to be insured against third-party risks. See Part II. of the Road Traffic Act; the (English) Motor Vehicles (Third Party Risks) Regulations, 1933, S.R. & O., No. 311; and Part II. of the Road Traffic Act, 1934--the latter Act provides that even though the policy is voidable or cancelled, the third party can recover from the insurers the amount of any judgment, and is designed to safeguard the interests of insurers in certain cases; and see Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act, 1930 (20 & 21 Geo. 5, c. 25), and INSURANCE. A 'third party' may be introduced into an action by a defendant who claims contribution or indemnity over against him; see (English) Jud. Act, 1873, s. 24, sub-s. 3 (see now (English) Jud. Act, 1925, s. 39), and R.S.C. 1883, Ord. XVI. A. A person may sometimes be liable for the tort even though by the intervention of a third party, see Baker v. Snell, (1908) 2 KB 825. Used in relation to a firm or to a partner therein means any person who is not a partner in the firm. [Indian Partnership Act, 1932 (9 of 1932), s. (d)]

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