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Rule 19. Consolidation of Cases

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedLocal Rules of Practice Superior CourtEffective: December 9, 2020

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Local Rules of Practice Superior Court (Refs & Annos)
Cochise County (Refs & Annos)
C. Miscellany
Effective: December 9, 2020
17C A.R.S. Super.Ct.Local Prac.Rules, Cochise County, Rule 19
Formerly cited as AZ ST COCHISE SUPER CT Rule 20
Rule 19. Consolidation of Cases
A. A motion to consolidate shall be filed concurrently in all actions sought to be consolidated, with copies served upon all parties and to all judges assigned to cases sought to be consolidated.
B. Motions for consolidation shall be heard by the judge to whom the lowest case number is assigned unless otherwise ordered by the court. In determining to which judge the case or cases will be assigned, the following factors may be considered: (1) whether substantive matters have been considered in a case; (2) which judge has the most familiarity with the issues involved in the case; (3) whether a case is reasonably viewed as the lead or principal case; or (4) any other factor serving the interest of judicial economy.
C. Unless the court orders otherwise, an order for consolidation is presumed to be for all purposes and not merely for the purposes of trial.


Formerly Rule 20, adopted March 10, 1992, effective March 21, 1992. Amended effective Sept. 21, 2011. Renumbered Rule 19 and amended effective Dec. 9, 2020.
17C A. R. S. Super. Ct. Local Prac. Rules, Cochise County, Rule 19, AZ ST COCHISE SUPER CT Rule 19
State Court Rules are current with amendments received through April 1, 2024. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through April 1, 2024.
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