What About Joint And Several Liability?
D.C. holds that joint tortfeasors are jointly and severally liable for a claimant's compensatory damages, and damages cannot be allocated. Liability for punitive damages is several, and is apportioned by relative fault.
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.
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