joint and several liability

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joint and several liability

(in law) a condition in which several persons share the liability for a plaintiff 's injury and may be found liable individually or as a group.
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Today, the Lakhimi Joint Liability Swabalambi Group has over 20 active members with 30 cows and 20 calves.
One was SB 1494, expanding the current law on joint and several liability, which allows joint liability to be applied for noneconomic damages when a defendant is found to be 60 percent or more at fault.
The proportion of liability borne by the manufacturer is k, and (1 - k), the proportion of liability borne by the retailer under joint liability.
The IRS withheld a refund P chimed on a subsequent individual return to partially offset the previous unpaid joint liability (the offset).
Their birth comes after school officials and owners of a hotel admitted joint liability over the death of the uncle the twins will never see.
The taxpayer moved for innocent spouse relief from joint liability and filed a petition before the Tax Court.
pain and suffering) from joint liability do not reduce the accountant's risk because, generally, the damages imposed on accountants are economic.
In part, the bill abolishes several and joint liability, sets a two-year statute of limitations after the consumer discovers the injury and not after the injury has taken place, and eliminates suits involving products more than 25 years old.
The facility provides for several and not joint liability, and the available amount of the line is reduced by 50% of any commercial paper issuances outstanding.
IndusInd Bank works with these microfinance institutions providing micro-loans to women through the joint liability group model.
The discussions will also be guided by an alternative compromise limiting the principle of mandatory joint liability to the construction sector (which represents one fourth of worker postings at European level) from a given threshold.
It has been in individual lending with urban area of operations since 1990 and entered into the group lending model with joint liability group model (wherein group members provide mutual guarantees to loans within the group) in rural areas since 2008.
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