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Permissive joinder allows multiple plaintiffs to join in an action if each of their claims arise from the same transaction or occurrence, and if there is a common question of law or fact relating to all plaintiffs' claims. For example, several landowners may join together in suing a factory for environmental runoff onto their property.


Within a "single" lawsuit, there can be any number of claims and defenses (all based on numerous laws) between any number of plaintiffs or defendants. Each of these participants can bring any number of cross claims and counterclaims against each other, and even bring additional parties into the suit on either side after it ...


Another benefit of the class action is that it seeks to ensure that all injured plaintiffs receive something. It may be the case that the defendant is bankrupt or for some other reason cannot afford to pay each individual the full amount necessary to cover his or her losses. When the class wins the lawsuit, each participant receives ...


plaintiffplaintiffs. the "plaintiff" family. Usage Examples. All SourcesFictionArts / CultureNewsBusinessSportsScience / MedTechnology. The plaintiffs in the case allege the government's export program doesn't protect against the accidental trapping of imperiled species such as Canada lynx. Seattle TimesNov 22, 2017.


Four women trial lawyers have banded together to start a plaintiffs firm Shamp Speed Jordan Woodward—a notable development in the plaintiffs bar which is still predominantly male.


plaintiff. n. the party who initiates a lawsuit by filing a complaint with the clerk of the court against the defendant(s) demanding damages, performance and/or court determination of rights. (See: complaint, defendant, petitioner). Copyright © 1981-2005 by Gerald N. Hill and Kathleen T. Hill. All Right reserved.


If John is able to pass off all of his liability to Susan (or an insurance provider), John would not be responsible for the judgment. In this case, Rule 14 would permit John to implead Susan into the lawsuit. By impleading a third party defendant (Susan), the original plaintiff (Craig) is now engaged in a lawsuit against the original ...


Jul 18, 2016 ... Wrestling Inc.'s own Chris Harrington posted the full list of plaintiffs involved in the suit, which you can check out below: A full list of all 51 Plaintiffs in the latest WWE lawsuit over CTE injuries.https://t.co/g74SmOcikk #wwecte pic.twitter.com/ XkVSDlzNGG. — Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) July 19, 2016.


The Lead Plaintiff is the named party (or parties) in a class action lawsuit. The Lead Plaintiff, also called the class representative, representative plaintiff, or named plaintiff, is officially appointed by the court at the time the lawsuit is certified as a class action. He or she must be capable of representing the interests of all the ...