joint liability
joint liability see liability 2b

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

joint liability
n.
Liability owed by two or more people together.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


joint liability
When two or more persons are both responsible for a debt, claim, or judgment. It can be important to the person making the claim, as well as to a person who is sued, who can demand that anyone with joint liability for the alleged debt or claim for damages be joined in (brought into) the lawsuit with them. Compare: several liability
Category: Accidents & Injuries
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

joint liability
The basis on which co-obligors who have together undertaken the same obligation are considered to have assumed liability with each other (unless liability is expressly assumed on a joint and several, or a several liability basis). Joint liability applies whether or not the obligation is indivisible. Subject to certain exceptions, the third party must bring proceedings (whether for recovery of a debt or for specific performance) against all co-obligors.
+ joint liability
USA
Also known as joint.
In the case of more than one obligor to an obligation, each obligor is liable for the full amount of the relevant obligation.
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Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

joint liability
n.
   when two or more persons are both responsible for a debt, claim or judgment. It can be important to the person making the claim, as well as to a person who is sued, who can demand that anyone with joint liability for the alleged debt or claim for damages be joined in (brought into) the lawsuit.
   See also: joinder, joint and several

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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