Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Gregory G. Barntsen and Philip Willson of Smith, Peterson, Beckman & Willson, Council Bluffs, for appellant.
Michael J. Winter of Michael J. Winter, P.C., Council Bluffs, for appellees.
Considered by UHLENHOPP, P.J., and HARRIS, McGIVERIN, CARTER, and WOLLE, JJ.
Supreme Court of Iowa.
This appeal raises the question whether the pro tanto credit rule we have previously recognized is affected by our adoption of comparative negligence. We hold that it is not. The trial court should have applied our pro tanto rule rather than a pro rata rule in determining the amount to be credited against each plaintiff's judgment by reason of the settlement each made with third-party tortfeasors. We therefore reverse.
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