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A Review of Joinder Concepts

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This lesson is intended to allow students to review joinder of claims and parties under the Federal Rules. The exercise uses a construction project litigation as the basis for the questions. The litigation grows gradually, adding claims and parties along the way. At each step, the student is asked questions about the propriety of joining the claim and/or the party.

The lesson does not always give a direct response to the student’s answer to the question. In many cases, the student is led through further inquiries to test the basis of the initial response.

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