Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
When two or more persons are both responsible for a debt, claim, or judgment. It can be important to the person making the claim, as well as to a person who is sued, who can demand that anyone with joint liability for the alleged debt or claim for damages be joined in (brought into) the lawsuit with them. Compare: several liability
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:18 pm