Contribution after Settlement under the Negligence Act

If a plaintiff settles with a defendant in a multi-party dispute, it can complicate a trial with the other parties if a judge rules the settling party owes more than they already payed. This project will examine how the law is unclear on how to address this problem, and recommend necessary changes.

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Negligence Act, contribution, indemnity, multi-party litigation, civil liability, joint and several liability, damages