Logical-Relationship Standard Law and Legal Definition

In the context of Civil Procedure, logical-relationship standard is a test applied to determine whether a defendant's counterclaim is compulsory. This is done by examining whether both claims are based on the same operative facts or whether those facts activate additional rights, otherwise dormant, for the defendant. One of the most important factors considered is whether hearing the claims together would promote judicial economy and efficiency. As a result, the convenience of the court is controlling and not the counterclaim's relationship to the facts or issues of the opposing claim.