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PA Court of Common Pleas -- All Interested Parties Must Be in the DJ.

December 17, 2007

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Section 7440(a) of the Declaratory Judgment Act requires all interested parties to be joined in a declaratory judgment action -- or relief cannot be granted. In the case of <em>Mine Safety Appliances Co. v. Century Indemnity Co.</em>, PICS Case No. 07- 2016, (which arises out of the manufacture of allegedly defective respiratory protection products) a Court of Common Pleas judge denied the insurer's motion for failure to name all interested parties -- which in this case included people who have not yet been identified, but someday might come forward with a claim or lawsuit.
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