consolidation of actions

consolidation of actions
The joining of separate pending suits for trial as one suit, in the interest of justice or procedural convenience. 2 Am J2d Adm § 197; 53 Am J1st Tr § 66; the fusing by order of court of several pending actions which might have been brought as a single action or suit; the stay of some actions or proceedings pending before a court until it can be determined whether the disposition of another case may not dispose of all of them. 1 Am J2d Actions § 156.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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