Eachdefendantisseverallyliabletotheplaintiffonlyforthatportionofthe judgment that represents the percentage of its own negligence. NRS 41.141(4)
Thisgeneralruledoesnotapplyanddefendantswillbeheldjointlyliable in actions based upon: (a) strict liability; (b) intentional torts; (c) the emission, disposal or spillage of a toxic or hazardous substance; (d) the concerted acts of the defendants; or (e) products liability. NRS 41.141(5). (1) Concert of Action Exception -- To be jointly and severally liable under NRS 41.141(5)(d), the defendants must have agreed to engage in conduct that is inherently dangerous or poses a substantial risk of harm to others. GES, Inc. v. Corbitt, 117 Nev. 265, 271, 21 P.3d 11, 15 (2001). This requirement is met when the defendants agree to engage in an inherently dangerous activity with a known risk of harm that could lead to the commission of a tort. Id. Mere joint negligence, or an agreement to act jointly, does not suffice. Id
Wheretwoormorepersonsbecomejointlyorseverallyliable in tort for the same injury to person or property or for the same wrongful death, there is a right of contribution among them
The right of contribution
Therightofcontributionexistsonlyinfavorofatortfeasorwhohaspaid more than his equitable share of the common liability, and the tortfeasor's total recovery is limited to the amount paid by the tortfeasor in excess of his equitable share. No tortfeasor is compelled to make contribution beyond his own equitable share of the entire liability.
Settlement which is in excess of what was reasonable
Atortfeasorwhoentersintoasettlementwithaclaimantisnotentitledto recover contribution from another tortfeasor whose liability for the injury or wrongful death is not extinguished by the settlement nor in respect to any amount paid in a settlement which is in excess of what was reasonable.
Satisfaction of the judgment does not impair any right of contribution
The recovery of a judgment for an injury or wrongful death against one tortfeasor does not of itself discharge the other tortfeasors from liability for the injury or wrongful death unless the judgment is satisfied. The satisfaction of the judgment does not impair any right of contribution. NRS 17.235.
release or covenant not to sue
Areleaseorcovenantnottosueornottoenforcejudgmenttooneof multiple tortfeasors does not discharge any other tortfeasor from liability, but it reduces the claim against the others to the greater of any amount stipulated or the amount paid in consideration for the release. NRS 17.245. It discharges the tortfeasor to whom it is given from all liability for contribution and for equitable indemnity to any other tortfeasor.
Right of indemnity
The right of contribution does not impair any right of indemnity under existing law; however, where one tortfeasor is entitled to indemnity from another, the indemnitee is entitled to indemnification and not contribution. NRS 17.265.