Friday, November 02, 2012
Court sua sponte severs & dismisses in New Sensations v Does 1-83, holds joinder not permissible
In a Massachusetts case, New Sensations v. Does 1-83, District Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV has sua sponte severed and dismissed as to Does 2-83, holding both that the requirement for permissive joinder that the claims arise from the same "transaction or occurrence" is not met, and that even if it had been met, there was an insufficient basis for the court to exercise its discretion in favor of joinder.
November 2, 2012, Decision of Hon. F. Dennis Saylor IV, severing and dismissing
Ray Beckerman, PC