Jointly and severally, better known as jointly and severally liable, is one of the ways by which a plaintiff suing more than one defendant in a case may make his claims against all of them.


The implication of this is that if a sum of money is awarded in favor of the plaintiff, he is at liberty to get the full judgment money paid by all or by any of the defendants.


Where the plaintiff opts to pursue one defendant and gets paid by such defendant, it remains the internal issue of the defendants to sort out how the money solely paid by one is contributed by others.
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Joint tenancy Joint venture Jointly and severally Jointly liable Judgement