Joint and Several Liability Reform: HB 5154 (1986): MCLS § 600.6304(4), MCLS § 600.6312.
Bars application of the rule of joint and several liability
Bars application of the rule of joint and several liability in the recovery of all damages from municipalities. Bars application of the rule of joint and several liability in the recovery of all damages from all other defendants, except in products liability actions and actions involving a blame‑free plaintiff. Provides that defendants are severally liable, except when uncollectible shares of a judgment are reallocated between solvent co‑defendants according to their degree of negligence.
ATRA Reiterates Support for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Use to Address Mass Tort Litigation, Urges Meaningful Dialogue Amid Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing
The lack of oversight and transparency around third-party litigation funding threatens the integrity of our legal system
Together, let’s forge a legal landscape that makes equitable access to justice a living reality for all Georgians.
This is an opportunity to reassess the practices and regulations surrounding private-attorney contracting and to enact reforms that promote fairness, transparency and value for taxpayer dollars.
Allowing the company to continue the bankruptcy process will help ensure equitable and efficient resolution in complex mass tort claims