Joint and Several Liability Clause

This exists when the situation is such that a creditor in the case can sue any one of the debtors individually, or any, several or all of them, at the creditor’s option. This situation applies to tort feasors as well as to commercial debtors. Persons who together commit a tort and injure another person generally would be jointly and severally liable for the damage. An injured person has the option of suing the entire group or of suing the one having the greatest financial strength.