What About Contributory Or Comparative Negligence?
The right of contribution is available to joint tortfeasors who are jointly and severally liable. The right of contribution is not affected by a compromise or settlement. While the right of contribution arises at the time of the initial litigation, it can be enforced in a separate action as well.
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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