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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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Appendix A: Status of Joint and Several Liability ABOLISHED MODIFIED with limited non-economic defendant has exceptions damages minimal fault other reforms Alaska California Florida Louisiana Arizona Connecticut Georgia Michigan Colorado Florida Hawaii Mississippi Idaho New York Iowa Missouri Illinois Nebraska Minnesota Nebraska Kentucky Ohio Montana Oregon Michigan New Jersey Washington Nevada New Hampshire New Mexico South Dakota North Dakota Texas Utah Wisconsin Vermont Wyoming Source: American Tort Reform Association, Washington, DC
The modifications to punitive damages and joint and several liability reduce the risk of "bet the company" litigation.
Wisconsin recently passed laws that cap noneconomic damages and limit joint and several liability.
My recommendation would be to address the statutory change in retroactive joint and several liability, which will immediately eliminate some of the litigation.
Scrap processors are becoming increasingly more aware that through the purchase of land they can easily incur joint and several liability.
Joint and several liability reform is just one of the reasonable reforms sought, however.
Nationwide, the District of Columbia and seven states--Alabama, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Rhode Island, and Virginia--have pure joint and several liability.
In other words, under the doctrine of joint and several liability, a defendant is only jointly liable for injury and damage that was 100 percent caused by his negligence.
This article gives a brief synopsis of the joint and several liability ramifications of Act 649, leaving for forthcoming issues the matters of damages and medical malpractice cases.
No pain and suffering cap in place; joint and several liability intact.
The law also does not deal with joint and several liability which allows several individuals to be held liable for damages.
For example, Policy Paper 184, which summarizes the criteria for use of the 6/106 formula method for claiming ITC in respect of reimbursement of the registrant employees' business expenses, requires that there be joint and several liability of the employee and the employer corporation for the credit-card balance.