BOCA GRANDE CLUB v. FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT

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United States Supreme Court

BOCA GRANDE CLUB v. FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT, (1994)

No. 93-180

Argued: January 11, 1994    Decided: April 20, 1994

Held:

The judgment is vacated and the case remanded for further proceedings consistent with McDermott, Inc. v. AmClyde, ante, p. ___, which adopts the proportionate share rule, under which actions for contribution against settling defendants are neither necessary nor permitted. P. 1.

990 F.2d 606, vacated and remanded.

STEVENS, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court. [ BOCA GRANDE CLUB v. FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT, ___ U.S. ___ (1994) , 1]  

JUSTICE STEVENS delivered the opinion of the Court.

We granted certiorari, 509 U.S. ___ (1993), to consider the question whether, in an action against several alleged joint tortfeasors under general maritime law, the plaintiff's settlement with on defendant bars a claim for contribution brought by nonsettling defendants against the settling defendant. Because the opinion that we announce today in McDermott, Inc. v. AmClyde, ante, p. ___, adopts the proportionate share rule, under which actions for contribution against settling defendants are neither necessary nor permitted, we vacate the judgment of the Court of Appeals and remand the case for further proceedings consistent with that opinion.

It is so ordered. Page I

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