This Article discusses the effect of comparative fault principles upon contribution rights in California, including the impact on settlement and releases between the plaintiff and one of several joined concurrent tortfeasors. Using simple hypothetical case situations, the author emphasizes decisions and tactics that should be made by litigators in response to a variety of important contribution issues.
Robert L. Simmons,
The Effect of Comparative Fault on California Contribution/Indemnification Rights: How to Employ and Avoid the New Tortious Quicksand,
San Diego L. Rev.
Available at: https://digital.sandiego.edu/sdlr/vol19/iss4/5