The United States Supreme Court held that a nonsettling defendant's liability in an admiralty action should be calculated by an allocation of proportionate responsibility and not by giving the nonsettling defendant a dollar for dollar credit for the amount paid by a settling defendant.
McDermott, Inc. v. AmClyde, 114 S. Ct. 1461 (1994).
Joseph C. Safar,
Admiralty - Settlement - Liability of Nonsettling Defendant - Proportionate Share,
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