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