If a plaintiff(p1) brings a civil action against defendant(d1) can a different plaintiff(p2) with a claim arising out of the same transaction or occurrence and raising the same question of law agains a different defendant(d2) join with p1?
For example let’s say p1 hires d1 to remodel p1s house. D1 subcontracts with electrician d2. D2 is negligent and as a result p2 is injured. D1 sues p1 for the bad job of the subcontractor and p2 sues d2 for negligent injury. Can p1 and p2 jointly bring the case?
Under the U tied States rules of federal procedure.