Joint and Several Liability Reform: Proposition 51 (1986): Cal. Civ. Code § 1431.2.

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Bars application of the rule of joint and several liability


Bars application of the rule of joint and several liability in the recovery of noneconomic damages.  The Fair Responsibility Act, which abolished joint liability for noneconomic damages, did not violate the equal protection provisions of the State or Federal Constitutions.  Evangelatos v. Superior Court, 753 P.2d 585 (Cal. 1988).

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SCOTUS Should Affirm Federal Law Supremacy With FDA Authority Case

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