There are three principal reasons for requiring the joinder of claims: (1) To prevent the evils of a multiplicity of suits. (2) To eliminate the possibility of more than one recovery on one liability. (3) To make possible the ranking of claims and a pro rata distribution of property. In this paper the writer will undertake a brief survey of the common situations in which joinder of claims is or may be required, with the object of indicating the extent to which the practice is bottomed on the principle of preventing unnecessary suits.
William W. Blume,
REQUIRED JOINDER OF CLAIMS,
Mich. L. Rev.
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