2016 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 41 - Torts
Article 3 - Contribution Among Tortfeasors
Section 41-3-4 - Release; effect on injured person's claim.

NM Stat § 41-3-4 (2016) What's This?

41-3-4. Release; effect on injured person's claim.

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, or in any amount or proportion by which the release provides that the total claim shall be reduced, if greater than the consideration paid.

History: 1941 Comp., 21-121, enacted by Laws 1947, ch. 121, 4; 1953 Comp., 24-1-14.

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