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Related to joinder: joinder of issue, Non joinder


1. Law A joining of causes of action or parties in a single lawsuit.
2. The act of joining.

[From French joindre, to join, from Old French; see join.]
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1. the act of joining, esp in legal contexts
2. (Law) law
a. (in pleading) the stage at which the parties join issue (joinder of issue)
b. the joining of two or more persons as coplaintiffs or codefendants (joinder of parties)
c. the joining of two or more causes in one suit
[C17: from French joindre to join]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(ˈdʒɔɪn dər)

1. the act of joining.
2. Law.
a. the joining of causes of action in a suit.
b. the joining of parties in a suit.
c. the acceptance by a party to an action of an issue tendered.
[1595–1605; < French joindre. See join, -er3]
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The state High Court, sitting in Ilorin, had adjourned till June 26 the matter after holding that the case has not been discontinued by the first claimant, Olufemi Abraham, ruling that the defendant was still within the time to respond to the notice of the application of joinder by the prospective co-claimant.
That is, the Court has jurisdiction to order the joinder of a party to proceedings in circumstances where the claim against that party does not otherwise fall within the parameters of Article 5 of the Judicial Authority Law (Law No 12 of 2004, as amended) ('JAL').
It explains that when Gongloe realized that he had made a grave mistake, instead of withdrawing and amending his pleading and filing an amended pleading as provided by law, he compounded the problem by filing 'joinder'.
Annapolis responded Friday with a motion to remand the case to state court because facts involving all of the defendants "are intertwined, such that joinder is not only appropriate, but most efficient and key to preventing potentially inconsistent results."
Fulfilling one of Republican lawmakers' major goals for tort law this year, the Missouri House gave final approval to a bill that overhauls the state's venue and joinder laws.
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Where a defendant removed a state court action to federal court based upon complete diversity of the parties but the plaintiff then amended its complaint as a matter of right to add a non-diverse indispensible party, joinder of the indispensible party is allowed and the case is remanded to state court for lack of diversity jurisdiction in federal court.
The court has given preliminary consideration to the jurisdictional issues and concludes that the question of whether diversity jurisdiction exists here, which involves issues of fraudulent joinder and improper joinder, is factually or legally complicated.
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In an application filed on Friday, the movement says they can give more insight into the case, hence their bid for joinder.