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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Gordon got on to the finance company, as he is paying PS269 a month as they are jointly liable under the Consumer Credit Act.
SECTION 75 OF THE CONSUMER CREDIT ACT IF you have an issue with goods or service and cannot resolve it, then under Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act your credit card firm is jointly liable for any issues.
In a press statement, the Ministry pointed out the law allows a consumer to replace or return a defected product within 14 days of purchase (provided that it is not a rapidly perishable good) and further states that vendors and suppliers are jointly liable in such respect.
For decades, the NLRB had consistently held that in order for two entities to be considered joint employers and therefore jointly liable for certain employee matters, both had to share or codetermine matters governing the essential terms and conditions of employment AND exercise "direct and immediate" control over the employees.
Under Qatar's Civil Code, contractors and engineers (including architects) are jointly liable for a decade if a building or fixed installation collapses fully or partially, or if there are defects in the building or installation that threaten its sturdiness or safety.
There were no steps put in place to prevent the harassment or to punish the offender and the company was therefore deemed jointly liable with the line manager.
Section 75 can make credit card providers jointly liable for breaches of contract with a trader when consumers make a card purchase.
Otherwise he or she is jointly liable with the perpetrator," she said.
For example general partnership is an association of two or more legal entities or individuals who are personally and jointly liable without limit to the creditors.
But MEPs had to accept the Council's position (except for a number of details) on the introduction of an open list of control measures and administrative requirements to "communicate" to the European Commission as well as the possibility - but not obligation - of holding subcontracting chains jointly liable in case of fraud on construction sites.
The owner of the Press Publication, the chief editor and the writer shall be jointly liable for personal rights arising from such crimes and for litigation expenses.
Nokia Finland will be bound by the statement that they shall be jointly liable and shall pay tax demand determined and payable under Section 201/ 201( 1A), interest and penalty thereon.