mandatory joinder

mandatory joinder

n. the required inclusion of a party in a lawsuit whom the court finds is absolutely necessary to a resolution of all issues in the case. (See: joinder)

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We thus conclude that the entire controversy doctrine appropriately encompasses the mandatory joinder of parties.
Mandatory joinder offers both kinds of advantages, along with the power of courts to insist upon it when the parties are indifferent or even opposed to it.
125) The broadening and strengthening of mandatory joinder would supplement the increased efficiency resulting from a one-action rule.
142) In order to avoid as many problematic circumstances as possible, I propose that a state adopting a preclusive system of enforcing mandatory joinder, such as the Kansas one-action rule, should expressly look to interpretations of the rule that have been developed over time in Kansas.
Judge Corodemus held that plaintiffs' attempt to limit relief created an "intolerable position" for the court, which is prohibited by New Jersey's entire controversy doctrine requiring mandatory joinder of all claims that arise from the same transaction.
Of course, to the extent that the two robberies grew out of the same factual "transaction" with a high degree of evidentiary overlap and a small amount of evidentiary divergence, the Due Process Clause could, as noted, be construed as a constitutionally based mandatory joinder principle.
Why is Blockburger's mandatory joinder rule limited to greater and lesser-included offenses?
Because of this, whatever constitutional mandatory joinder rules are applicable in Roberta's and Robert's case must be flexible, fact- and case-specific rules of due process, rather than global, rigid, bright-line rules of double jeopardy.
87) This is the broadest reading of Diaz--and a reading which, if taken seriously, demolishes Blockburger, and leaves us instead with a more supple fact- and case-specific due process analysis asking when mandatory joinder makes functional good sense to protect defendants against prosecutorial manipulation and harassment.
Thus, the viable prosecutions lost due to the initial uncertainty of a mandatory joinder rule should be minimal.
Unacceptable verdicts will continue to occur under a mandatory joinder regime.
Here again, a statutory approach to a mandatory joinder rule has its advantages.

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