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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Potential investors can also establish limited partnership which is a partnership of two or more entities or individuals in which at least one of the partners shall be jointly liable without limit and with his entire property for the obligations of the company ("general partner") and at least one partner ("limited partner") who is liable for the obligations of the company up to its recorded contribution in the company.
Under the bill, "persons that entered into a same-gender marriage or civil union contract commit an offence and are jointly liable on conviction to a term of 14 years imprisonment each.
A third person, Smith's girlfriend, is expected to be held jointly liable for the debt, but she has not yet been charged.
Nantes and Bangoura are now jointly liable to pay Al Nasr aAeu4.
In Italy, an operator's liability for environmental damage is based on negligence, but if the property owner acted negligently then both operator and landowner are jointly liable.
Pew encourages policymakers to extend the safeguards of the Credit CARD Act to any credit card product that requires an individual to be personally or jointly liable for account expenses.
Resident and program are jointly liable for both injuries.
The Judge found that Newzbin had committed copyright infringement by authorising infringement, that it was jointly liable being involved in a common design with its users to infringe and it was an infringer by the direct means of making available by communication to the public.
Multiemployer plans provide portable benefits to workers who change employers, distribute risk among participating employers and participants, and continue to operate long after an individual employer, or sponsor, goes out of business, because their framework makes remaining employers jointly liable for funding benefits for all vested participants.
In this case, the transaction has been carried out on the basis that the money has been sent to the trader so the credit card company is not jointly liable if there is a problem.
These included refusal by publishers of newspapers to carry Stratford's advert, since they can be jointly liable for breaches of the act, and the danger of disturbances at the gates because non-Irish customers could be "angered by having to pay, while others do not".
are jointly liable for a substantial part of the damage.