Appeal from Wayne, Thomas J. Foley, J.
Leave to appeal applied for.
Bronson, P. J., and R. B. Burns and D. E. Holbrook, Jr., JJ.
1. Torts -- Joint Tortfeasors -- Release -- Statutes -- Intentional Torts -- Non-intentional Torts.
The statute which allows a plaintiff to sue one joint tortfeasor even after releasing other joint tortfeasors from liability applies equally to intentional and non-intentional joint tortfeasors who fall within the statute (MCLA 600.2925; MSA 27A.2925).
2. Torts -- Joint Tortfeasors -- Contribution -- Statutes -- Common Law -- Intentional Torts.
There is a statutory right to contribution among all joint tortfeasors, and where the statute does not apply there is a common-law right of contribution among unintentional wrongdoers and a common-law prohibition of contribution among intentional tortfeasors (MCLA 600.2925; MSA 27A.2925).
3. Torts -- Conspiratorial Torts -- Joint Torts.
A conspiratorial tort is the oldest form of a joint tort.
4. Torts -- Covenant Not to Sue -- Dismissal With Prejudice -- Joint Tortfeasors.
A covenant not to sue certain defendant tortfeasors and dismissal from the action of those defendants with prejudice does not prevent continuation of the suit against a remaining defendant tortfeasor.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Bronson
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