Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Arizona Court Upholds Elimination of Joint & Several Liability as to Products Cases

The Arizona Supreme Court on Monday upheld a state law eliminating joint and several liability as it applies to strict products liability. The opinion is here.  The law was the legislature's 1987 amendment to UCATA, which responded to the deep pocket problem by eliminating joint and several liability in most cases (an earlier case allowed it in cases of indivisible injuries and such).

--BC

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