Right of Contribution By One Jointly Settling Defendant Against Another

Right of Contribution By One Jointly Settling Defendant Against Another

In this installment we look at whether a broad release that references all parties prevents a defendant that pays the plaintiff the full settlement amount from seeking contribution from jointly liable defendants and whether the voluntary payment doctrine prohibits contribution.

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Indiana Supreme Court Determines “Sporty Car at a Great Value Price” Does Not Mean “It is Safe to Operate”

Indiana Supreme Court Determines “Sporty Car at a Great Value Price” Does Not Mean “It is Safe to Operate”

This week's discussion focuses on the puffery defense and the Indiana Supreme Court's partial reversal in the case of Kesling v. Hubler Nissan, Inc. thereby finding that "Sporty Car at a Great Value Price" was mere puffery and cannot be read to mean that the car was "safe to operate."

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