B & B Auto Supply v. Central Freight Lines
1980.TX.41193; 603 S.W.2D 814, 23 TEX. SUP. J. 541
Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas
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The principal question in this case is whether in light of the policies behind the enactment of TEX. REV. CIV. STAT. ANN. art. 2212a (Vernon), a common law right of indemnity exists between joint tortfeasors in negligence cases. The court of civil appeals affirmed the trial courts holding that Central was entitled to common law indemnity over and against B & B because B & B breached a duty which it owed to Central. 588 S.W.2d 832. We reverse and remand the cause to the trial court for rendition of judgment in accordance with this opinion.