Wrongful Death Glossary ‘J’ | Legal Definitions

Wrongful Death Legal Glossary J

Joint and Several Liability Limits: The doctrine of joint and several liability is a fairness rule, developed over centuries to protect injured consumers. It applies when more than one defendant is found fully or substantially responsible for causing an injury or even death to a consumer. For example, if one wrongdoer is insolvent or cannot pay their share, the other fully-responsible wrongdoers must pay the bill, to make sure the innocent victim is fully compensated.

Joint Liability: Liability which rests upon more than one person.

Jurisdiction: A legal area, such as a province or state.

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R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company product liability.

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company product liability.

Jury verdict for the wrongful death of a 63-year-old man survived by his widow.

Verdict against cigarette manufacturer for family of local lawyer who died of lung cancer.

Verdict against tobacco manufacturer for family of man who died from lung cancer as a result of smoking.

Verdict for widow of man who died of lung cancer as a result of addiction to smoking.

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