Advisory Commission Comments to Rules 22.01-22.02

Advisory Commission Comments

Rule 22.01 provides for interpleader of persons having claims against the plaintiff and specifies that it also is available to a defendant by way of cross-claim or counterclaim. Rule 22.02 provides for deposit with the court of any property or amount involved as to which the party seeking interpleader admits liability. By depositing the property or amount claimed with the court, or making bond to secure payment of an admitted liability, a party may be protected against suit by any of the claimants, and may upon the hearing, be discharged from liability before the rights of the interpleaded parties have been determined.

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