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Joint/Several Liability by State

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State

Joint/Several Liability

Authority

Alabama

Pure joint and several liability applies

General Motors Corporation v. Edwards, 482 So. 2d 1176 (Ala. 1985); Matkin v. Smith, 643 So. 2d 949 (Ala. 1994).

Alaska

Pure several liability

Alaska Stat. § 09.17.080(d).

Arizona

Pure several liability

Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 12-2506.

Arkansas

Pure several liability

Ark. Code Ann. § 16-55-201.

California

Modified joint and several liability

Cal. Civ. Code Ann. § 1431.2.

Colorado

Modified joint and several liability

Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-21-111.5.

Connecticut

Pure several liability

Conn. Gen. Stat. Ch. 925 § 52-572(h).

Delaware

Pure joint and several liability

Sears Roebuck & Co. v. Huang, 652 A. 2d 568 (Del. 1995); 1 Del. C.  Ann. Title 10 §§ 6301, 8132.

Florida

Pure several liability

Fla. Stat. § 768.81(3).

Georgia

Pure several liability

Ga. Code Ann. § 51-12-33.

Hawaii

Modified joint and several liability

Haw. Rev. Stat. § 663-10.9.

Idaho

Modified joint and several liability

Idaho Code § 6-803.

Illinois

Modified joint and several liability

Ill. Comp. Stat. § 735 ILCS 5/2-1117 (from Ch. 110).

Indiana

Pure several liability

Ind. Code § 34-51-2-8.

Iowa

Modified joint and several liability

Iowa Code § 668.4.

Kansas

Pure several liability

Kan. Stat. Ann. § 60-258a.

Kentucky

Pure several liability

Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 411.182.

Louisiana

Modified joint and several liability

La. Civ. Code Ann. Art. 2324.

Maine

Modified joint and several liability

14 Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 156-A.

Maryland

Pure joint and several liability

Consumer Prot. Div. v. Morgan, 874 A.2d 919 (Md. 2005).

Massachusetts

Pure joint and several liability

Shantigar Found. V. Bear Mountain Builders, 804 N.E. 2d 324 (Mass. 2004);  Mass. Gen. Laws Ch. 231B, §1.

Michigan

Pure several liability

Mich. Comp. Laws § 600.6304.

Minnesota

Modified joint and several liability

Minn. Stat. § 604.02.

Mississippi

Modified joint and several liability

Miss. Code Ann. § 85-5-7.

Missouri

Modified joint and several liability

Mo. Ann. Stat §537.067.

Montana

Modified joint and several liability

Mont. Code Ann. § 27-1-703.

Nebraska

Modified joint and several liability

Neb. Rev. Stat. § 25-21, 185.10.

Nevada

Modified joint and several liability

Nev. Rev. Stat. § 41-141.

New Hampshire

Modified joint and several liability

N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 507:7-e.

New Jersey

Modified joint and several liability

N.J.S.A. 2A:15-5.3.

New Mexico

Modified joint and several liability

N.M. Stat. Ann. § 41-3A-1.

New York

Modified joint and several liability

N.Y.C.P.L.R. 1601.

North Carolina

Pure joint and several liability

Fulk v. Piedmont Music Ctr., 531 S.E. 2d 476 (N.C. Ct. App. 2000); Charnock v. Taylor, 26 S.E. 2d 911 (N.C. 1943). 

North Dakota

Modified joint and several liability

N.D. Cent. Code § 32-03.2-02.

Ohio

Modified joint and several liability

Ohio Rev. Code § 2307.22.

Oklahoma

Modified joint and several liability

23 Okla. Stat. Ann. § 15.

Oregon

Modified joint and several liability

Or. Rev. Stat. § 31.610.

Pennsylvania

Modified joint and several liability

42 Pa. Cons. Stat. Ann. § 7102.

Rhode Island

Pure joint and several liability

R.I. Gen. Laws § 9-20-4.

South Carolina

Pure joint and several liability

Travelers Ins. Co. v. Allstate Ins. Co., 155 S.E.2d 591 (S.C. 1967); S.C. Code Ann. §15-38-20.

South Dakota

Modified joint and several liability

S.D. Codified Laws § 15-8-15.1.

Tennessee

Pure several liability

McIntyre v. Balentine, 833 S.W.2d 52 (Tenn. 1992).

Texas

Modified joint and several liability

Tex. Civ. Prac. Rem. Code § 33.013.

Utah

Pure several liability

Utah Code Ann. § 78-27-40.

Vermont

Pure several liability

12 Vt. Stat. Ann. § 1036.

Virginia

Pure joint and several liability

Maroulis v. Elliot, 207 S.E.2d 339 (Va. 1966); Va. Code Ann. §8.01-443.

Washington

Modified joint and several liability

Wash. Rev. Code §§ 4.22.070.

West Virginia

Modified joint and several liability

W. Va. Code Ann. § 55-7-13.

Wisconsin

Modified joint and several liability

Wis. Stat. § 895.045.

Wyoming

Pure several liability

Wyo. Stat. § 1-1-109.

 

 
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