2012 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 52 - Civil Actions
Chapter 925 - Statutory Rights of Action and Defenses
Section 52-572e - Release of joint tortfeasor.


CT Gen Stat § 52-572e (2012) What's This?

(a) For the purposes of this section the term “joint tortfeasors” means two or more persons jointly or severally liable in tort for the same injury to person or property whether or not a judgment has been recovered against all or any of them.

(b) A release by the injured person, or his legal representative, of one joint tortfeasor does not discharge the other tortfeasors unless, and only to the extent, the release so provides.

(1969, P.A. 143.)

Court may consider extrinsic evidence of the parties’ intent regarding scope of the release. 72 CA 402.

Cited. 41 CS 353.

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