proper party

A person who may but need not be joined. McAndrews v Krause, 245 Minn 85, 71 NW2d 153, 53 ALR2d 312. A person without whom a judgment or decree may be rendered in the action, but not a judgment or decree which shall completely settle all the questions which may be involved in the controversy and conclude the rights of all the persons who have an interest of some kind in the subject matter of the litigation. Serr v Biwabik Concrete Aggregate Co. 202 Minn 165, 278 NW 355, 117 ALR 1009. Any person materially interested, either legally or equitably, in the subject matter of the litigation, such person, having been joined, being bound by the judgment or decree rendered in the action. 39 Am J1st Parties § 5.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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