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Bills Advance to Limit Lawsuits Against Mississippi Landowners

A bill that would curtail Mississippi property owners’ liability to be sued for some acts on their property is advancing despite frayed tempers. House Judiciary A Committee Chairman Mark Baker, a Brandon Republican, pushed House Bill 337 aka The Landowners …

Commentary: Navigating Florida’s Comparative Fault Statute

During the life of a Florida claim, risk managers, adjusters or clients often ask, “What kind of jurisdiction is Florida for fault?” And all too often, the answer given since 2006 is, “purely comparative.” This is a reference to the …

West Virginia Passes Bill to Reform Joint and Several Liability Laws

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed House Bill 2002 into law to reform the state’s joint and several liability laws, according to Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR). The bill eradicates joint …

Understanding Comparative Fault, Contributory Negligence and Joint & Several Liability

Effective subrogation requires a thorough understanding of some of the more confusing legal terms we must all work with. Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C. has compiled a list of the various laws in every state dealing with whether the state …