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 unavailability of claims for joint tortfeasors, and the
In short, the common law denied ancillary actions among joint tortfeasors.
8) The Florida Supreme Court held that comparative negligence would not ordinarily apply in enhanced injury cases, ruling that the tortfeasor who caused the crash was not a joint tortfeasor with the manufacturer and could not be on the verdict form.
Lewis--rested on the fact that the hunters were joint tortfeasors.
ii) the rule preventing contribution between joint tortfeasors,
Thus, the conclusion that not all claims between PRPs are contribution claims is based on the conclusion that not all PRPs are joint tortfeasors.
Under this system of several-only liability, plaintiffs, not defendants, bear the risk of insolvent joint tortfeasors," the court said.
While maintaining the plaintiffs right to collect all of his damages from any one defendant, contribution gave joint tortfeasors a right of action against each other on the basis of their respective degrees of fault.
The court found that even it were true that the physician negligently treated the patient, the patient's cause of action against Geritom arose before her admission to North Memorial, and North Memorial physicians and Geritom could not be joint tortfeasors.
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