Joinder Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Joinder, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Joinder?

It refers to joining of various parties to the lawsuit, who have same claim or defence to make. They are known as co plaintiff or co defendants. Joinders can also refer to combination of various claims or right to relief in one lawsuit.Joinders can be permissive, where the parties have same common interest in the claim or relief. joinders can be compulsory where the court orders for the third partoes to join the lawsuit without which a decision cannot be reached.