Joint and Several Liability

Meaning, Term, and Glossary Definition - What is Joint and Several Liability?

Under CERCLA, this legal concept relates to the liability for Superfund site cleanup and other costs on the part of more than one potentially responsible party (i.e. if there were several owners or users of a site that became contaminated over the years, they could all be considered potentially liable for cleaning up the site.)

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