(735 ILCS 5/2-404)
(from Ch. 110, par. 2-404)
Joinder of plaintiffs.
All persons may join in one action as plaintiffs,
in whom any right to relief in respect of or arising out of the same
transaction or series of transactions is alleged to exist, whether
jointly, severally or in the alternative, whenever if those persons had
brought separate actions any common question of law or fact would arise.
If upon the application of any party it shall appear that
joinder may embarrass or delay the trial of the action, the court may
order separate trials or enter any other order that may be expedient.
Judgment may be entered for any one or more of the plaintiffs who may be
found to be entitled to relief, for the relief to which he or she or they may
If any one who is a necessary plaintiff, counterclaimant or
third-party plaintiff declines to join, he or she may be made a defendant,
cross defendant or third-party defendant, as the case may be, the reason
therefor being stated in the complaint, counterclaim or third-party
(Source: P.A. 83-707.)