Bill Status of SB1562 95th General Assembly
Short Description: CIV PRO-JNT SEVERALLY LIABLE
Sen. Kirk W. Dillard
| 1/13/2009||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Provides that in actions arising out of bodily injury, death, or damage to property based on negligence or product liability based on strict tort liability there will not be joint and several liability, rather when more than one defendant is found to be liable, a defendant will only be liable for that percentage of the plaintiff's damages, found by the trier of fact, that the defendant's percentage of contributory fault, found by the trier of fact, represents. Amends the Joint Tortfeasor Contribution Act requiring, in the event that the obligation of one or more tortfeasors is uncollectible, the remaining tortfeasors to share, pro rata, the unpaid portion. Repeals Section stating that a plaintiff's right to recover the full amount of his or her tort judgment from any one or more defendants is unaffected by the Contribution Act.
|Date||Chamber|| Action|| 2/9/2007||Senate||Filed with Secretary by Sen. Kirk W. Dillard|| 2/9/2007||Senate||First Reading|| 2/9/2007||Senate||Referred to Rules|| 1/13/2009||Senate||Session Sine Die|