Main Demand Law and Legal Definition

Main demand means the principal or primary claim raised by a plaintiff against one or more defendants in the original or validly amended pleading. Usually, a judgment on the main demand cannot be disturbed by the appellate court. If the main demand is withdrawn, abandoned, or disposed of in such manner that no controversy exists with reference to it, the incidental demand, or, the demand in intervention, becomes the main demand. It is also termed as principal demand or principal action.