Ejectment - Intervention - Indispensable Party
Chandler v. Branch Banking & Trust Co., [Ms. 2160999, Oct. 19, 2018] __ So. 3d __ (Ala. Civ. App. 2018). The court (Thompson, P.J.; and Pittman, Thomas, Moore, and Donaldson, JJ., concur) unanimously reverses a summary judgment entered by the Shelby Circuit Court in favor of a bank in this ejectment action. The court concluded the trial court erred in failing to permit intervention in the action by the defendant’s wife who owned an equitable interest in the real property at issue. As an owner, the wife was an indispensable party who needed to be joined pursuant to Rule 19, Ala. R. Civ. P. for there to be a just adjudication of the ejectment action. Ms. *7.