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Joint and Several Liability

Joint and Several Liability

Learn about apportionment of responsibility for a plaintiff’s harm among multiple tortfeasors or negligent parties based on the concept of joint and several liability.

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This video talks about apportionment of responsibility for the plaintiff’s harm among multiple tortfeasors and negligent parties, including the plaintiff.

I. The Plaintiff’s Injuries

A. Divisible Injuries

First, let’s discuss the plaintiff’s injuries. We’ll cover both divisible and indivisible injuries.

Let's talk about what happens if multiple tortfeasors cause divisible injuries.

Say, for example, Jill is walking along, and Bruno negligently breaks her arm; a few minutes later, Jack...