North Carolina Statutes

Chapter 1B Contribution

Article 1 - Uniform Contribution among Tort-Feasors Act.

  • § 1B-1   Right to contribution
    (a) Except as otherwise provided in this Article, where two or more persons become jointly or severally liable in tort for the same injury to...
  • § 1B-2   Pro rata shares
    In determining the pro rata shares of tort‑feasors in the entire liability (1) Their relative degree of fault shall not be considered; (2) If equity...
  • § 1B-3   Enforcement
    (a) Whether or not judgment has been entered in an action against two or more tort‑feasors for the same injury or wrongful death, contribution may...
  • § 1B-4   Release or covenant not to sue
    When a release or a covenant not to sue or not to enforce judgment is given in good faith to one of two or more...
  • § 1B-5   Uniformity of interpretation
    This Article shall be so interpreted and construed as to effectuate its general purpose to make uniform the law of those states that enact it....
  • § 1B-6   Short title
    This Article may be cited as the Uniform Contribution among Tort‑Feasors Act. (1967, c. 847, s. 1.)

Article 2 - Judgment against Joint Obligors or Joint Tort-Feasors.

  • § 1B-7   Payment of judgment by one of several
    (a) In all cases in the courts of this State wherein judgment has been, or may hereafter be, rendered against two or more persons or...

Article 3 - Cross Claims and Joinder of Third Parties for Contribution.