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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.

Transcript

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

I. The Plaintiff’s Injuries

A. Divisible Injuries

First, let's talk about where multiple tortfeasors cause divisible injuries.

Say, for example, Jill is walking along, and Bruno negligently breaks her arm; a few minutes later, Jack negligently breaks her leg. Let's say the jury finds that the damages from the arm are $100,000, and...

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