bill of peace

bill of peace

An equitable bill filed by one who is threatened with multiple suits involving the same right, or with recurrent suits on the same right, asking the court to determine the question once and for all, and to enjoin the plaintiffs from proceeding with the threatened litigation.

? One situation involves many persons having a common claim but threatening to bring separate suits; another involves one person bringing a second action on the same claim. [Cases: Equity 51(1). C.J.S. Equity ¡ì¡ì 38¨C41.]


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