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In summary, the rules are silent on the question. But there is no reason in principle why, in an appropriate case, there should not be a single Part 36 offer to multiple claimants.
In general, there are two reasons why a claim might have multiple claimants:
the claimants might each have their own claim alleging independent causes of action against the defendant arising out of a single set or related sets of facts (such as passengers in a motor vehicle or purchasers of defective products), and
the claimants might have identical and congruent standing to bring a
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