Cross Petition Law and Legal Definition

Cross petition is an application for a legal remedy made by a defendant against the plaintiff in the same court. It shall not exceed fifteen pages in length and it shall contain:

1 Statement of facts necessary to an understanding of the question or questions determined by the order or decision of the trial court;

2 Statement of the question itself;

3. Statement of the scheduled trial date

4. Discussion of the reasons,

5. Discussion of the reasons why the decision below is alleged to be erroneous;

6. Statement of the precise relief sought; and

7. Statement of the date by which a decision is needed and the reasons why a decision is needed by that date.