There is no satisfactory solution of these difficulties in the procedure of a court administering legal remedies only. But one of the functions of equity is to provide a remedy where the common-law procedure is not sufficiently elastic, and no opportunity can be found for the exercise of this function more appropriate than the sort of case under consideration. Much of the difficulty of the situation arises from the fact that three parties are interested in the contract. Common-law procedure contemplates but two sides to a case, and cannot well deal with more. Equity can deal successfully with any number of conflicting interests in one case, since defendants in equity need have no community of interest, and under the procedure of the so-called code States, the same thing is possible though separate courts of equity are abolished.