Joint and Several Liability Reform: Proposition 51 (1986): Cal. Civ. Code § 1431.2.
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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This op-ed was originally published by Agri-Pulse. Mass tort litigation has become a multi-billion-dollar industry for trial lawyers over the past several decades as they’ve targeted everything from tobacco and […]
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