Joint Liability

Joint Liability

Joint Liability in Maritime Law

Note: There is more information on maritime/admiralty law here.

The following is a definition of Joint Liability, produced by Tetley, in the context of admiralty law: Two or more debtors who are obligated to the same creditor for the same obligation are “jointly liable” where they may only be compelled to perform the obligation separately and only up to their respective shares of the debt. See Québec Civil Code 1994, art. 1518; Louisiana Civil Code, art. 1788.






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