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Idaho Civil Rule 20: Permissive Joinder of PartiesWhen a lawyer is setting up a civil case, sometimes he or she realizes that other parties can be joined to this case so that he or she doesn’t have to file separate cases that would be essentially identical. To this end, Idaho Civil Rule 20 describes when parties CAN be joined into the same case. This is different than Idaho Civil Rule 19, which is about when two or more parties MUST be joined together into the same case.

First, rule 20 describes when a person can join a case as a plaintiff. Namely, when they have a right to relief arising out of the same transaction or occurrence.

Next, rule 20 states when a person may be joined as a defendant. This can happen when a right to relief is being asserted against them jointly, severally, or in the alternative with respect to the same transaction or occurrence.

Lastly, the rule states that the court can issue orders, including an order for a separate trial, to protect a party from embarrassment, delay, expense, or other prejudices.

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Idaho Civil Rule 20: Permissive Joinder of Parties

  1. Persons who may join or be joined.
    • Persons may join in one action as plaintiffs if:
      1. they assert any right to relief jointly, severally, or in the alternative with respect to or arising out of the same transaction, occurrence, or series of transactions or occurrences; and
      2. any question of law or fact common to all plaintiffs will arise in the action.
    • Persons may be joined in one action as defendants if:
      1. any right to relief is asserted against them jointly, severally, or in the alternative with respect to or arising out of the same transaction, occurrence, or series of transactions or occurrences; and
      2. any question of law or fact common to all defendants will arise in the action.
    • Extent of relief.Neither a plaintiff nor a defendant need be interested in obtaining or defending against all the relief demanded. The court may grant judgment to one or more plaintiffs according to their rights, and against one or more defendants according to their liabilities.
  2. Protective measures.The court may issue orders, including an order for separate trials, to protect a party against embarrassment, delay, expense, or other prejudice that arises from including a person against whom the party asserts no claim and who asserts no claim against the party. The court may also direct a final judgment on a claim of or against one or more parties as provided in Rule 54(b).

 

 

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