Vouching-in Law and Legal Definition
Vouching-in refers to a notice which shows that an action is pending. It is an offer to the vouchee to come in and defend, in default thereof the voucher will hold him/her liable.
The following is an example of a case law on vouching-in:
Vouching-in is a common law procedure in which a defendant, by notifying his/her indemnitor of a pending suit and offering him/her its defense, creates, by the judgment which may be rendered against the defendant, a determination of issues as binding on the indemnitor as on the defendant, whether or not the indemnitor has undertaken to participate in the suit. Vouching a person into an action does not make him/her a party to that action. Petitioner is in no position to seek a stay of the arbitration for no award can be rendered against petitioner and no judgment entered as a consequence of the award can be a judgment against petitioner. [In re Perkins & Will Partnership, 131 Misc. 2d 826 (N.Y. Misc. 1985)]