Joint and Several Liability Reform: H.B. 393 (2005); § 537.067 R.S.Mo.

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Provides that joint and several liability applies if a defendant


Provides that joint and several liability applies if a defendant is 51 percent or more at fault.  In such circumstances, the defendant is jointly and severally liable for the amount of the judgment rendered against the defendant.  If a defendant is found to be less than 51 percent at fault, the defendant is only responsible for the percent of the judgment he or she is responsible for.

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