It has been three years in a personal injury case. I just found out my case was consolidated with another persons, how can I unconsolidated the case?There are three parties in this case including me, why are only two parties consolidated and not all three????
Cases are consolidated by order of the court. This typically happens when multiple cases arise out of a common fact situation and share issues of fact and/or law. You should speak to your attorney about the reason for the consolidation and the potential for bifurcation.
This response applies only to California law, is not intended to be legal advice to any individual and does not create an attorney-client relationship.
I agree with my colleagues. Chances are the case was consolidated by the order of the court. Public policy favors consolidation of cases where appropriate for reasons of judicial economy and efficiency, particularly in these times of judical cutbacks and limited resources. It is unlikely you can get the order reversed. However, there may be other factors in play in your case. Speak to your attorney.
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