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115B.055 EFFECT OF REMOVING AND REPEALING CERTAIN PROVISIONS.

Subdivision 1.Joint and several liability for personal injury.

The enactment of Laws 1983, chapter 121, section 5, relating to joint and several liability, and the subsequent amendment of section 115B.05 as provided in Laws 1985, First Special Session chapter 8, shall not be construed in any way as a determination of legislative intent regarding the applicability of joint and several liability in any action brought under section 115B.05. The determination of whether joint and several liability applies in any action brought under section 115B.05 shall be based solely on applicable statutory and common law.

Subd. 2.Causation of personal injury.

In any action brought under section 115B.05, or under any other law, to recover damages for death, personal injury, or disease arising out of the release of a hazardous substance, the enactment of Laws 1983, chapter 121, section 7, and subsequent repeal of Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 115B.07, under Laws 1985, First Special Session chapter 8, relating to proof of causation, shall not be construed in any way as a determination of legislative intent regarding the legal principles applicable to the proof of the causal connection between the release and the death, injury, or disease. The legal principles applicable to the proof of causation shall be determined solely on the basis of applicable statutory and common law.

History:

1Sp1985 c 8 s 17