§55-7-12. Liability of one joint tort-feasor not affected by
release to, or accord and satisfaction with,
A release to, or an accord and satisfaction with, one or more
joint trespassers, or tort-feasors, shall not inure to the benefit
of another such trespasser, or tort-feasor, and shall be no bar to
an action or suit against such other joint trespasser, or
tort-feasor, for the same cause of action to which the release or
accord and satisfaction relates.