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Idaho Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 20. Permissive Joinder of Parties.

 

(a)   Persons Who May Join or be Joined.

 

(1)   Plaintiffs. Persons may join in one action as plaintiffs if:

 

(A)   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

 

(B)   any question of law or fact common to all plaintiffs will arise in the action.

 

(2)   Defendants. Persons may be joined in one action as defendants if:

 

(A)   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

 

(B)   any question of law or fact common to all defendants will arise in the action.

 

(3)   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.

 

(b)   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).

 

  (Adopted March 1, 2016, effective July 1, 2016.)

 

As the Third Branch of Government, we provide access to justice through the timely, fair, and impartial resolution of cases.

 

Members of the
Idaho Supreme Court

Chief Justice Roger S. Burdick
Justice Robyn M. Brody
Justice G. Richard Bevan
Justice John R. Stegner
Justice Gregory W. Moeller



Members of the
Idaho Court of Appeals

Chief Judge David W. Gratton
Judge Molly J. Huskey
Judge Jessica M. Lorello
Judge Amanda K. Brailsford

 

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