CONTRIBUTION AMONG TORTFEASORS: LIABILITY ISSUES IN CONTRIBUTION LAW

Authors

  • PETER B KUTNER

Abstract

At common law a person who became liable in tort and was required to compensate the injured party could not require another person who was liable for the same injury to share in the payment of compensation. Most jurisdictions have legislation abrogating the common law rule and providing for contribution between, tortfeasors. This article discusses the application of this legislation to (l) parties who, though having caused an injury, are for one reason or another not liable to the plaintiff, (2) parties whose liability is subject to a monetary limitation, (3) parties whose liability is for a tort other than negligence, and (4) parties whose liability is not in tort.

Keywords:

Tort Law

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Published

1985-03-01

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Legal Commentary

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