§ 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.
(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.)