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Who may be joined as defendants
Real Property Actions & Proceedings (RPA) CHAPTER 81, ARTICLE 10
§ 1012. Who may be joined as defendants. 1. In either of the cases
specified in section 1011, any other person claiming title to, or the
right to the possession of, the real property in which dower is claimed
may be joined as defendant in the action.

2. The people of the state of New York may be made a party defendant
in an action for dower where the people of the state of New York have an
interest in or a lien upon the lands affected thereby, in the same
manner as a private person. In such a case the summons must be served
upon the attorney-general, who must appear in behalf of the people. But
where the people of the state of New York are made a party defendant, as
herein provided, the complaint shall set forth, in addition to the other
matters required, detailed facts showing the particular nature of the
interest in or the lien on the said real property of the people of the
state of New York and the reason for making the people a party
defendant. Upon failure to state such facts the complaint shall be
dismissed as to the people of the state of New York.