Publications by Key Term: contributory negligence

The Insolidum Doctrine and Contributory Negligence: Discussion Paper Dec 1997

The Contributory Negligence Act allows a plaintiff to collect damages against any or all defendants held liable at trial for the plaintiff’s injuries. The goal of the contribution rules is to shift the burden of underpayment away from the plaintiff and onto contributing defendants. The Commission encourages discussion of the contribution rules, which sometimes produce unfair results.