JOINT TORTFEASORS & THE COMMON LAW "RELEASE BAR RULE" The Common Law "Release Bar Rule"
Joint, Several and Concurrent Liability: What's the Difference? Joint, Several and Concurrent Tortfeasors Carfra
Cleaning Up After Multiple Tortfeasors PART ONE: The Prerequisites for Common Liability by Ron Kilgard hat a mess! Whatever the physical, personal, economic and emotional damage a single tortfea-sor does, the doctrinal damage is usually not great.
Reed-Prentice, 70 Ill. 2d 1 (1978), abolished the Illinois rule that prohibited contribution among joint tortfeasors. Two policies are served by contribution: encouragement of settlements and equitable sharing of damages.
Understanding contribution law is important for subrogation practitioners because an insurer who settles on behalf of its insured must know whether the settlement will extinguish its subrogated right of contribution against the other tortfeasors in order to determine what should be paid in settlement.
Queensland LAW REFORM (TORTFEASORS CONTRIBUTION, CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE, AND DIVISION OF CHATTELS) ACT 1952 Reprinted as in force on 9 December 1994 (includes amendments up to Act No. 85 of 1994) Reprint No. 1 This reprint is prepared by the Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel ...
This piece of legislation provided a sweeping departure from the Commonwealth's joint and several liability rules among joint tortfeasors. The Act alters the landscape of multi-defendant litigation and also raises questions as to its full impact.
Liability of directors as joint tortfeasors in intellectual property matters Christopher Wood * A body of law has developed that allows applicants seeking to enforce
SETTLEMENT ISSUES James A. Kee, Jr. Kee & Selby, LLP I. PRO TANTO SETTLEMENTS Alabama law recognizes the validity of a pro tanto settlement whereby one or more joint tortfeasors can settle with and be released by a plaintiff while plaintiff proceeds against the remaining joint tortfeasors. 1 A ...
Apportionment of Damages Between Multiple Tortfeasors The Honourable Mr. Justice Goepel and Seva Batkin, Law Clerk Untangling the different sources of damage and loss may be