Indispensable Party

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An Indispensable Party is a person or entity which must be included in a lawsuit so that the court can make a final judgment or order that will conclude the controversy. Example: Nancy Neighbor brings an action to enforce her claimed right to cross the property of Orton and Olga Owner, but only names Orton as a defendant. To make it possible for the court to order the property owners to honor Nancy's easement, Olga as a co-owner is an indispensable party. The procedural solution is for Neighbor to amend his complaint or petition to join Olga as a co-defendant.

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