anon sequitur wrote:Pleasye wrote:No the attendant isn't a claimant. He's the one bringing the two claimants in on the statutory interpleader claim. The claimants are the owner of the garage and the owner of the car, so they are the ones that must be diverse. The point of statutory interpleader is to resolve the possession of an item when there is more than one claimant to it.
Ah, okay. I didn't see it that way at all, I assumed the attendant was a claimant, since he is in possession, and he brought the interpleader. It still only sorta makes sense to me, but I should be able to figure it out now. Thanks.
I just think of it as the person bringing the statutory interpleader claim is the plaintiff and the claimants are defendants. There has to be diversity between at least 2 of the "defendants." And then also keep in mind that the "plaintiff" can also be a claimant. No idea if this helps or makes sense, sorry I've been drinking a bit ,