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Inconvenient inclusion of cause of action or party

68 Inconvenient inclusion of cause of action or party

(1) This rule applies to a proceeding, despite division 2 , if including a cause of action or party may delay the trial of the proceeding, prejudice another party or is otherwise inconvenient.
(2) The court may, at any time—
(a) order separate trials; or
(b) award costs to a party for attending, or relieve a party from attending, a part of a trial in which the party has no interest; or
(c) stay the proceeding against a defendant or respondent until the trial between the other parties is decided, on condition that the defendant or respondent against whom the proceeding is stayed is bound by the findings of fact in the trial against the other defendant; or
(d) make another order appropriate in the circumstances.
(3) In this rule—

"trial" includes hearing.

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