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DRI: For The Defense Features Austin Article on the Interpleader Process

DRI’s For the Defense

March 2023

Heather J. Austin (Partner-Philadelphia) authored “Navigating the Interpleader Process” for DRI’s For the Defense, published in March 2023. The article explains that Interpleader litigation is available to a stakeholder at risk of multiple liabilities to competing claimants and that it can be used to compel claimants to litigate the matter between themselves. While many states have their own Interpleader rules and statutes, Heather explores the differences between Rule Interpleader (pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 22) and Statutory Interpleader (pursuant to 28 USC §1335) and discusses “best practices” to employ regardless of the jurisdiction.

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