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Similarities and Differences Between Tort Laws

This particular article will focus on three subsets:

  1. Comparative Fault;
  2. Statutes and Limitations; and
  3. Subrogation 

Comparative Fault

Comparative fault is a legal doctrine whereby the negligence of parties who contribute to injury are measured in terms of percentage. Any damages allowed are diminished in proportion to the amount of negligence attributed to the person for whom injury recovery is sought. Recovery is not barred provided the plaintiff’s percentage of fault does not exceed that of the defendants.

Both Minnesota and Wisconsin are considered Modified Comparative Fault states. In both states, the defendant’s assigned liability will be reduced in direct proportion to the plaintiff’s assigned liability.

Statute of Limitations

Statutes of limitations are laws defining the period of time available to bring a lawsuit or certain kinds of legal action.  The statutes of limitations vary between states, as do the laws that govern them. The limitations outlined below are general. Special circumstances require analysis, so it is recommended that you consult an attorney if you have questions regarding your unique case.

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