concurrent negligence

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(law) negligence of two of more persons acting independently

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Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia have statutes allowing indemnity for concurrent negligence of indemnitor and indemnitee.
However, Arizona permits indemnity of the indemnitor's negligence in public contracts and concurrent negligence in private contracts.
1) is caused by or results from the sole or concurrent negligence of the indemnitee, his agent or employee, or an individual contractor directly responsible to the indemnitee; and
The court determined that the two had knowledge to foresee the possibility of a collision but their concurrent negligence caused the near collision.
The suit alleges negligence against all the defendants, stating: "The fire and explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, its sinking and resulting oil spill were caused by the combined and concurrent negligence of the defendants, which renders them liable, jointly and severally, to Carnival for all their damages.
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