Title 37
Public Property and Works

Chapter 12
Contractors’ Bonds

R.I. Gen. Laws § 37-12-6

§ 37-12-6. Intervention in suit brought by creditor — Consolidation of suits.

When a suit has been so brought on the bond by a person claiming to be a creditor under the bond and is pending, any other person claiming to be a creditor under the bond may intervene and become a party in the first suit thus brought and pending and by so intervening may have the rights of the other person adjudicated in the suit. If two (2) or more of the suits be filed in the court on the same day, the one in which the larger sum shall be claimed shall be regarded as the earlier suit. All suits brought upon the bond as provided in this chapter shall be consolidated together by the court and heard as one suit.

History of Section.
P.L. 1934, ch. 2105, § 6; P.L. 1938, ch. 2644, § 2; G.L. 1938, ch. 79, § 6; impl. am. P.L. 1939, ch. 660, § 100; G.L. 1956, § 37-12-6; P.L. 1973, ch. 216, § 1.