How Settlements Affect Nonsettling Tortfeasors’ Liability: From No Contribution to Equitable Apportionment
Hoyt, Kenneth M.
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Discusses how settlements affect nonsettling tortfeasors. The article first details settlement and joint tortfeasors at early common law. The article next discusses settlements and joint tortfeasors under modern statutes through analyzing the settlement credit rule and the proportionate reduction doctrine. The article finally details settlement under present common law through analyzing Texas cases.