TITLE 10
Courts and civil procedure–Procedure in particular actions

CHAPTER 10-6
Contribution Among Joint Tortfeasors

SECTION 10-6-4


§ 10-6-4 Payment as prerequisite – Limitation of actions.

A joint tortfeasor is not entitled to a final money judgment for contribution until he or she has by payment discharged the common liability or has paid more than his or her pro rata share of the final money judgment. Actions for contribution shall be commenced not later than one year next after the first payment made by a joint tortfeasor which has discharged the common liability or is more than his or her pro rata share thereof.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1940, ch. 940, § 2; P.L. 1945, ch. 1635, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 10-6-4; P.L. 1960, ch. 61, § 1; P.L. 1965, ch. 55, § 52; P.L. 1997, ch. 326, § 29.)