SPLITTING A CAUSE OF ACTION

SPLITTING A CAUSE OF ACTION

splitting a cause of action. Separating parts of a demand and pursuing it piecemeal; presenting only a part of a claim in one lawsuit, leaving the rest for a second suit. ? This practice has long been considered procedurally impermissible. [Cases: Action 53; Judgment 591. C.J.S. Actions ¡ì¡ì 177¨C203; Judgments ¡ì¡ì 761, 764¨C765.]
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