Title 10
Courts and Civil Procedure — Procedure in Particular Actions

Chapter 6
Contribution Among Joint Tortfeasors

R.I. Gen. Laws 10-6-7



 10-6-7.  Effect of release of one tortfeasor on liability of others.


(1) A release by the injured person of one joint tortfeasor, whether before or after judgment, does not discharge the other tortfeasors unless the release so provides; but reduces the claim against the other tortfeasors in the amount of the consideration paid for the release.

(2) A release by the injured person of one joint tortfeasor relieves that tortfeasor from liability to make contribution to another joint tortfeasor.

History of Section.
P.L. 1940, ch. 940, 4; G.L. 1956, 10-6-7; P.L. 2006, ch. 213, 2; P.L. 2021, ch. 410, 1, effective July 14, 2021; P.L. 2021, ch. 411, 1, effective July 14, 2021.