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Rule 22. Interpleader

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Civil Procedure for the Superior Courts of ArizonaEffective: September 1, 2019

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of Civil Procedure for the Superior Courts of Arizona (Refs & Annos)
IV. Parties
Effective: September 1, 2019
16 A.R.S. Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 22
Rule 22. Interpleader
(a) Grounds.
(1) Generally. Interpleader is a procedure where one holding money or property subject to adverse claims may seek to avoid multiple liability by joining in a single action anyone who asserts or may assert claims to the money or property.
(2) By a Plaintiff. A plaintiff may join as a defendant anyone who asserts or may assert a claim to the money or property.
(3) By a Defendant. A defendant may seek interpleader through a crossclaim or counterclaim.
(4) Propriety of Interpleader. Interpleader is proper even though:
(A) the claims, or the titles on which the claims depend, do not have a common origin or are adverse and independent rather than identical; or
(B) the party requesting interpleader denies liability in whole or in part to any or all of the claimants.
(b) Release from Liability upon Deposit or Delivery. A party requesting interpleader under Rule 22(a) may move the court for an order discharging that party from liability to the claimants. The court may discharge the party upon:
(1) the party's deposit in court of the money claimed; or
(2) the party's delivery of the property as the court directs.
(c) Relation to Other Rules. This rule supplements--and does not limit--the joinder of parties allowed by Rule 20.


Added Sept. 2, 2016, effective Jan. 1, 2017.
16 A. R. S. Rules Civ. Proc., Rule 22, AZ ST RCP Rule 22
Current with amendments received through 08/15/2020.
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