§ 15-38-10 Short title
§ 15-38-15 Liability of defendant responsible for less than fifty per cent of total fault; apportionment of percentages; willful, wanton, or grossly negligent defendant and alcoholic beverage or drug exceptions
§ 15-38-20 Right of contribution
§ 15-38-30 Factors determining pro rata liability of tortfeasors
§ 15-38-40 Action for contribution
§ 15-38-50 Effect of release, covenant not to sue, or not to enforce judgment
§ 15-38-60 Construction of chapter
§ 15-38-65 Uniform Contribution Among Tortfeasors Act not applicable to governmental entities
§ 15-38-70 Repeal of inconsistent acts

Terms Used In South Carolina Code > Title 15 > Chapter 38

  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • department: means the South Carolina Department of Revenue. See South Carolina Code 12-2-10
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Markup: The process by which congressional committees and subcommittees debate, amend, and rewrite proposed legislation.
  • Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • property: as used in this Title , includes both real and personal property. See South Carolina Code 15-1-50
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.