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 downgrade thus reflects the weakness of the existing guarantee, which is a statutory joint and several liability obligation, but not unconditional and irrevocable in nature.
Provide that, in regard to several liability, in order for a medical provider not to be held liable for the acts of a non-employee, the non-employee must have coverage of at least $1 million in the aggregate;
And sometimes it won't even matter if this kind of clause is there or not, because some provinces include joint and several liability in the renting law.
joint and several liability, several liability, and liability under
Since Superfund site remediation is typically in the scores to even hundreds of millions of dollars, the specter of joint and several liability has actually bankrupted certain NPCA/FSCT member companies, and severely cost many others unfair liability over the years.
23) Additionally, because a defendant in an action pursuant to [section] 107(a) is subject to joint and several liability, and a claim between responsible parties was necessarily a claim for apportionment of liability like a contribution claim, most courts held that liable parties could not bring actions pursuant to [section] 107(a), or if they could, such claims would be treated as claims for contribution, not cost recovery.
The only issue pending in a stand-alone case is whether the requesting spouse is entitled to relief from joint and several liability.
Presented by editor-in-chief Daller (of Daller Greenberg & Dietrich, LLP), the overviews provide, where relevant to the particular jurisdiction, information on causes of action, statutes of limitation, strict liability, duty to warn, negligence, breach of warranty, wrongful death, punitive damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, employer immunity from suit, relevant statutes, joint and several liability, and choice of law.
The News reported that the 2006 Legislature has eliminated "the last vestiges of joint and several liability from the state's tort system.
This legal concept is known as joint and several liability.
From this awkward set of procedures arose the concept of joint and several liability.