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What does intervene mean?

intervene – When nonparties add themselves to a lawsuit by filing a timely motion. Nonparties may be permitted to intervene if they have a common question of law or fact or a statute conveys a conditional right to intervene. Nonparties have a right to intervene if a statute says so or if they have a related interest that risks practical impairment and the current parties are inadequate to protect that interest.

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