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Apportionment of Liability in Florida

Since the 1970s, the State of Florida has been moving away from the legal doctrine of joint and several liability. But it was not until 2006 when the state’s Legislature officially amended the law to abolish joint and severe liability in favor of a system of pure apportionment of fault. This change not only allowed apportionment of fault to the parties in the case – including the Plaintiff – but also allowed for apportionment of fault to non-parties to the [...]