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FEDERAL COURT RULES 2011 - RULE 25.11

Multiple respondents

             (1)  Rule 25.10 does not apply if:

                     (a)  2 or more respondents are alleged to be jointly, or jointly and severally, liable to the applicant for a debt or damages; and

                     (b)  rights of contribution or indemnity appear to exist between the respondents.

             (2)  However, rule 25.10 applies if:

                     (a)  for an offer made by the applicant--the offer:

                              (i)  is made to all respondents; and

                             (ii)  is an offer to compromise the claim against all of them; or

                     (b)  for an offer made to the applicant:

                              (i)  the offer is to compromise the claim against all respondents; and

                             (ii)  if the offer is made by 2 or more respondents--those respondents offer to be jointly, or jointly and severally, liable to the applicant for the whole amount of the offer.



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