joint and several liability

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Oral argument: Feb. 24, 2009

Appealed from: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (Sept. 4 , 2007)

Throughout the 60's and 70's, a now-defunct company called Brown & Bryant stored agricultural chemical products...

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In 1960, Brown & Bryant, Inc. ("B&B"), a now-defunct company, owned and operated an agricultural chemical storage and distribution facility located in Arvin, California on a 3.8-acre parcel of land.  See United States v....

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When two or more parties are jointly and severally liable for a tortious act, each party is independently liable for the full extent of the injuries stemming from the tortious act. Thus, if a plaintiff wins a money judgment against the parties...

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A legal doctrine, most commonly used in tort, that holds an employer or principal legally responsible for the wrongful acts of an employee or agent, if such acts occur within the scope of the employment or agency.  Typically when ...

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The Securities Act was Congress's opening shot in the war on securities fraud. Congress primarily targeted the issuers of securities. Companies which issue securities (called issuers) seek to raise money to fund...

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Consolidated with Burlington No. & Santa Fe R. Co. v. U.S. (07-1601).