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Iowa Negligence Laws

Explanation of Terms in Negligence Laws Chart

Code Section668.3; 668.5
Comparative Negligence-
Contributory Negligence-Limit to Plaintiff's RecoveryContributory fault does not bar recovery unless claimant's fault is greater than defendant's, but any damages diminished in proportion to attributable fault.
Contribution Among TortfeasorsYes, §668.5
Uniform ActNo

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