What About Joint And Several Liability?

For causes of action that accrue after July 1, 1987, liability to the claimant is apportioned among the joint tortfeasors severally based upon their degree of fault. However, joint and several liability is imposed on joint tortfeasors if the claimant is without 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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