Equitable Plaintiff Law and Legal Definition

Equitable plaintiff means a plaintiff in an action or suit in equity. Equitable plaintiff will be the holder of the beneficial interest where a suit has been instituted by or in the name of the holder of the legal title as nominal plaintiff for the benefit of the owner of the beneficial interest.

The following is an example of a case law on equitable plaintiff:

Equitable plaintiff is a person for whose use or benefit and at whose instance any action has been or may be prosecuted, whether named on the record or not, will be liable to execution on judgment, against the legal plaintiff or plaintiffs. [Beck v. Germantown Cricket Club, 45 Pa. Super. 358, 361 (Pa. Super. Ct. 1911)].