Joint and Several Liability Reform: SB 164 (1987): N.M. Stat. Ann. § 41-3A-1.
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, except in cases involving toxic torts, cases in which the relationship of defendants could make one defendant vicariously liable for the acts of others, cases involving the manufacture or sale of a defective product (in these cases the manufacturer and retailer can be held liable for their collective percentage of fault but not the fault of other defendants), and in situations “having a sound basis in public policy.”
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