Florida has held that joint tortfeasors are afforded a right of contribution with the exception of a settling tortfeasor, who is not entitled to contribution from a person whose liability was not extinguished by the settlement, or for an unreasonable settlement. An action for contribution may be brought by motion within the original action or in a separate proceeding. Relative degrees of fault provide the basis for allocating liability in contribution.

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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