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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The case was a bit different, in that the lease was originally for a fixed term and then lapsed into a periodic tenancy, but the judge essentially said that if tenants are joint and severally liable to pay the rent, then the tenants remain responsible for the debt even though the tenancy changed from fixed term to periodic.
On appeal, the plaintiff argued that she should have received the entire jury verdict, minus $150,000 for the settlement, since the defendants caused her indivisible injuries and were jointly and severally liable.
Courts in other states, including California and Tennessee, have held that participants in the chain of distribution may be jointly and severally liable for an injury caused by a defective product.
Where a VAT payer "may be expected to know or reasonably be required to inform themselves of" whether they were participating in a crime, "a person may be held jointly and severally liable for payment of (unpaid) VAT".
Roberts was not jointly and severally liable under Texas law because her liability did not exceed 50 percent.
Parties found liable, or who accept liability, for breaching the fair dealing provisions may be found jointly or severally liable.
The new companies are joint and severally liable for NTT's existing bond issues, which will remain collateralized by their general mortgage," S and P said.
In that case, the plan, as the investor in the partnership, would be jointly and severally liable for the partnership's obligations.
Since we are being held jointly and severally liable, if even one of us begins to earn more than the minimum, the state can take the whole $25,000 (plus interest) from that one individual.
338(h)(10)-1(e)(3) provides that, notwithstanding the deemed sale of assets under section 338(h)(10), New T remains severally liable under Treas.
They are jointly and severally liable for credit card payments over PS100.
Where ever possible, consider paying by credit card for individual items over PS100 as it will give you extra protection under the Consumer Credit Act as the card provider becomes jointly and severally liable along with the trader.