Joinder III

Joinder III

Learn about the joinder of parties to a claim, what makes a party necessary and indispensable, and what happens when an indispensable party cannot be joined.


In this lesson, we’ll discuss joinder of required persons under Rule 19. We’ll learn how Rule 19 determines who must be joined in a federal case, and we’ll discuss what happens if a required person cannot be joined.

I. Overview of Rule 19

Let’s start with some general concepts. The purpose of Rule 19 is to make sure a case includes all parties who are needed to resolve the dispute fairly and efficiently. Rule 19 comes into play if there’s a question about whether any required person is...