Solidary Liability Law and Legal Definition

Solidary liability refers to liability of any one debtor among two or more joint debtors to pay the entire debt if the creditor so chooses. It is equivalent to joint and several liability in the common law. In Hall v. Zen-Noh Grain Corp., 777 So. 2d 523 (La.App. 5 Cir. Dec. 13, 2000), it was held that, under solidary liability, for non-intentional tort cases, liability for damages caused by more than one tortfeasor was limited to the extent necessary for the injured person to recover 50 percent of his/her recoverable damages. It is also known as liability in solido.