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DEFECT OF PARTIES Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

In pleading and practice. Insufficiency of theparties before a court in any given proceeding to give it jurisdiction and authority todecide the controversy, arising from the omission or fail- us to join plaintiffs ordefendants who should have been brought in; never applied to a superfluity of partiesor the improper addition of plaintiffs or defendants. Mader v. Piano Mfg. Co., 17 S. D.553, 97 N. W. 843; Railroad Co. v. Schuvler, 17 N. Y. 603; Palmer v. Davis, 28 N. Y.245; Beach v. Water Co., 25 Mont. 370, 05 Pac. Ill; Weatherby v. Meiklejohn, 01 Wis.07, 20 N. W. 374.


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