15-CV-1157 Eaton Corporation v. Westport Insurance Corporation et al
Real Party in Interest Motion
The court addressed the meaning of “real party in interest,” as that phrase is used in Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 17(a). The court concluded that Rule 17(a) generally does not apply to defendants. The court also concluded that to the extent Rule 17(a) applies to defendants, it does not require the defendant’s indemnitor to be substituted for the defendant as the real party in interest.