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FEDERAL COURT RULES 2011 - RULE 18.02

How application to be made

             (1)  An application for relief by way of interpleader must be made:

                     (a)  if a proceeding has been started against the stakeholder in relation to the property in dispute--by filing an interlocutory application in the proceeding; or

                     (b)  if paragraph (a) does not apply--by filing an originating application, joining each claimant as a respondent.

             (2)  If an application is made under paragraph (1)(a), the interlocutory application must be served:

                     (a)  on each party to the proceeding who claims any interest in the property in dispute; and

                     (b)  personally on each claimant who is not a party to the proceeding.



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