(a) Consolidation. If actions before the court involve a common question of law or fact, the court
(1) join for hearing or trial any or all matters at issue in the actions;
(2) consolidate the actions; or
(3) issue any other orders to avoid unnecessary cost or delay.
(b) Separate Trials. For convenience, to avoid prejudice, or to expedite and economize, the court may
order a separate trial of one or more separate issues, claims, crossclaims, counterclaims,
or third-party claims. When ordering a separate trial, the court must preserve any statutory or constitutional
right to a jury trial.
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