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Unformatted text preview: amount of responsibility of each of the parties involved for causing the injuries of the plaintiff. The plaintiff will be able to recover from the defendant only that proportion of his damages that was caused by the defendant. EXAMPLE: Morton was driving his car on Ventura Boulevard. His car collided with a car driven by Martine. Mortons damages medical and hospital bills as well as damage to property were determined by the jury to amount to $400,000. The jury determined that Martine was 75% responsible for producing Mortons injuries; the jury also determined that Morton himself was 25% responsible for causing his own injuries. Martine will be required to pay compensation to Morton for 75% of his damages -- $300,000....
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- Summer '08