TITLE 3
Alcoholic Beverages

CHAPTER 3-14
Rhode Island Liquor Liability Act

SECTION 3-14-10


§ 3-14-10 Settlement – Release – Contributions – Indemnity.

(a) A plaintiff 's settlement and proper release of either the intoxicated tortfeasor or a defendant, as defined in § 3-14-5, will not bar potential claims against any other defendant(s).

(b) The amount paid to a plaintiff in consideration for the settlement and proper release of any defendant will be offset against all other subsequent judgments received by the plaintiff.

(c) The liability of the intoxicated tortfeasor and any defendant, as defined in § 3-14-5, who served alcoholic beverages, shall be joint and several.

(d) In cases of negligent conduct, the intoxicated tortfeasor and any defendant, as defined in § 3-14-5, who served alcoholic beverages have a right of contribution and not a right of indemnification.

(e) In cases of reckless conduct, nonreckless defendants have a right of either indemnification or contribution from any reckless defendants.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1986, ch. 537, § 2.)