comparative negligence AND joint and several liability

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uzpakalis
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comparative negligence AND joint and several liability

Postby uzpakalis » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:03 pm

Can these both apply together? I could use a little help, thanks.

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Re: comparative negligence AND joint and several liability

Postby Generic20101L » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:07 pm

Yes. I know Wisconsin is a comparative negligence state and if one of the (D) is held 51 percent or greater, then they are joint and severaly liable.

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Re: comparative negligence AND joint and several liability

Postby GeePee » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:40 pm

Yes. In pure comparative negligence regimes, the plaintiff's recovery is first reduced by the percentage of his negligence contributing to the harm. Then, the defendants are joint and severally liable for the rest.




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