1980 Part Two
Recent decisions of the Florida district courts of appeal have engrafted inconsistent requirements on the Uniform Contribution Among Tortfeasors Act's requisites for contribution. The author critically examines these decisions and explores the mechanics of seeking contribution under the Act. The article also explores the effect of release from liability on joint tortfeasors and defendants who settle with plaintiffs, an extremely troublesome area that is frought with traps for the unwary.
Kendall B. Coffey,
Contribution Among Joint Tortfeasors: A Florida Case Law Survey and Analysis,
35 U. Miami L. Rev.
Available at: http://repository.law.miami.edu/umlr/vol35/iss5/5