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Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2005-12-17 12:25:52

From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'joint and severe liability' for 'joint and several liability'

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The Convention introduces joint and severe liability in cases where two or more states launch a space object in a joint venture.

Liability for environmental cleanup is retroactive, strict, joint and severe.

The strict joint and severe liability provisions established in CERCLA can lead to costly investigative and cleanup activities at waste disposal sites.

The district court imposed joint and severe liability on the oil companies and declared Western Properties a nonpolluting innocent owner. … &itemId=13

The statute imposes strict, joint, and severe liability on all parties potentially responsible for creation of the site—that means that even if you alone … … ensive.htm – 9k – Supplemental

These laws impose strict, joint, and severe liability on current and past property owners and operators (including lessors, lessees, and trustees).



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