2017 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 41 - Torts
Article 3 - Contribution Among Tortfeasors
Section 41-3-5 - Release; effect on right of contribution.
41-3-5. Release; effect on right of contribution.
A release by the injured person of one joint tortfeasor does not relieve him from liability to make contribution to another joint tortfeasor unless the release is given before the right of the other tortfeasor to secure a money judgment for contribution has accrued, and provides for a reduction, to the extent of the pro rata share of the released tortfeasor, of the injured person's damages recoverable against all the other tortfeasors.
History: 1941 Comp., 21-122, enacted by Laws 1947, ch. 121, 5; 1953 Comp., 24-1-15.