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.
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ATRA President Tiger Joyce writes how companies that end arbitration face the risk of consumer class actions, in the face of plaintiffs firms ramping up mass arbitration proceedings.
We are saddened to hear of former Missouri state Senator Ed Emery’s untimely death. Senator Emery was not only a champion of tort reform, but a pillar in his community. […]
The New York trial bar may get yet another gift from the state lawmakers seemingly tied around their finger.
Lawsuit abuse across the U.S. results in more than $160 billion in excessive tort costs
Financial benefit of reforming Missouri’s tort system could support an additional 20k+ jobs & $3.38B in increased economic activity