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Effect of joint contracts and liabilities

54 Effect of joint contracts and liabilities

(1) Subject to this and to any other Act—
(a) a promise made by 2 or more persons shall, unless a contrary intention appears, be construed as a promise made jointly and severally by each of those persons; and
(b) a liability which is joint shall not be discharged, nor shall a cause of action with respect to the liability be extinguished, because of any fact, event, or matter except to the extent that the same would because of the fact, event or matter be discharged or extinguished if the liability were joint and several and not joint.
(2) In this section—

"promise" includes a promise under seal, a covenant, whether express or implied under this Act, and a bond or other obligation under seal.
(3) This section applies only to a promise, liability or cause of action coming into existence after the commencement of this Act.

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