Under this maxim equity will treat alike all members of a class. Those under a liability will be compelled to share such liability either equally or proportionally, according to the circumstances of the particular case; while the members of a class possessed of a common right will be given the benefits accruing therefrom either equally or proportionally.

6 Rhaten vs. Baker, 104 I11. App., 653.

7 Flagg vs. Mann, 2 Samn. (U. S.), 533. See Chapter on Mortgages.

8 Texas vs. Hardenberg, 10 Wall.,

68. 9 Dood vs. Wilson, 4 Del. Ch., 108. 10 64 Fed. Rep., 931.

The most important product of this maxim is the doctrine of contribution. The maxim is also applied in the settlement of the estates of insolvent debtors.11