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Last updated March 14, 2009

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Joinder Of Parties

The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure are very flexible when it comes to combining claims and parties in a single lawsuit. Rule 18(a) allows you to bring multiple, even unrelated claims against the same defendant in a lawsuit. Rule 20(a) allows you to file a lawsuit with other plaintiffs, so long as all plaintiffs (1) are interested in claims arising out of the same series of events and (2) share at least one common question of law or fact. A district court has broad power to join claims and parties, or to sever them (break them apart) into separate cases, as it sees fit.

We are not lawyers nor have we received any significant assistance from any lawyers beyond our appeal to the Tenth District, which we won. The information presented here is based upon our experiences in federal court defending and prosecuting claims of trademark infringement and copyright infringement. It is presented to prepare you for what lies ahead should you end up in court. This outline is for those sellers who are thinking about representing themselves, pro se, in a court action. A business cannot represent themselves in federal court but individuals and unincorporated business can. The court rules and the federal rules are written by lawyers for lawyers. We try to put them into plain English here. These pages are not a complete analysis of everything that can happen. These are intended a guide and starting point. Always consult competent legal help.

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