compulsory joinder

Definition of "compulsory joinder"
  1. The process where the court requires a particular party to be added to a lawsuit because their involvement is essential for the full resolution of the claims made by the existing parties or because their own rights may significantly impact the current parties or might be at risk due to the lawsuit
How to use "compulsory joinder" in a sentence
  1. Due to the risk to the club's interests, the judge issued a compulsory joinder for the club's president.
  2. Because of potential effects on the city's tax revenues, the court decided on a compulsory joinder for the city treasurer.
  3. Since the siblings' property interests were at risk, they became part of the inheritance case through compulsory joinder.

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