Joint And Several Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Joint And Several, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Joint And Several?

It normally pertains to the liability occurred due to negligence which has been awarded in favour of the plaintiff who will then have a right to decide from whom his debts are to be recovered , out of the defendants. Normally court distributes the amount among the defendants to repay, but if court does not, the plaintiff can claim from any one defendant, the whole amount, which the defendant in turn mutually settles amonst themselves afterwards.