tortfeasor

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a party who has committed a tort

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"We held that the trial justice had erred in creating an exception to the immunity granted to coemployees under 28-29-20 and that, because the plaintiff had no right to sue the coemployee for the injuries he sustained, and for which he collected workers' compensation benefits, the third-party tortfeasors similarly had no claim for contribution against the coemployee for those same injuries," Indeglia stated.
"[o]ne tortfeasor's right to collect from joint tortfeasors
The court provided an illustration of when Allied would be entitled to an offset: "[I]f the Ritchies had suffered only $140,000 in damages and had recovered $60,000 from other tortfeasors, then the $60,000 would be deducted from the total damages, and Allied would be responsible for only the remaining $80,000, thereby avoiding a double recovery." (139) However, Ritchie had $1,740,000 in unsatisfied damages--far more than the policy limits.
rather, they punish tortfeasors in an attempt to prevent similar conduct
Where multiple tortfeasors are involved in an accident in which an underinsured-motorist policyholder is injured, the policyholder must be placed in the same position as if each tortfeasor carried the same amount of insurance as the policyholder.
the debt owed to you by the tortfeasor; nor is the tortfeasor a
it is impossible for the plaintiff, through no fault of her own, to show that any one of the possible tortfeasors in fact was the necessary or "but for" cause of her injury, because each can point to the other as the possible "but for" cause of the plaintiffs injury, defeating a finding of causation on a balance of probabilities against any one of them.
But see Yarrington, 205 A.2d at 154 (reasoning tortfeasors may not mitigate damages with paid medical expenses on behalf of plaintiff).
He also said that Niantic could potentially be at risk under a concurrent negligence or joint tortfeasor theory.
Depending upon their specific design, liability rules may provide incentives to tortfeasors to invest in risk reduction mechanisms.
In Florida, as most everywhere, the common law included the rules that contributory negligence of a plaintiff, however slight, barred recovery and that no-contribution was permitted among joint tortfeasors. The first rule was solidified in Butterfield v.
For example, in jurisdictions recognizing implied or equitable indemnity, if two tortfeasors are both liable for an injury, but one was an active tortfeasor and one a passive one, a court may require the active tortfeasor to indemnify the passive tortfeasor.
Consider the deterrent message broadcast to potential tortfeasors when punitive damages are imposed against a deceased tortfeasor's estate, as happens under the regime adopted by the small minority of jurisdictions eschewing the nonsurvivability rule.
The judge said at the time: "I have determined that both defendants were involved in assisting the preparation, planting and detonation of the bomb in circumstances where those involved in assisting those acts would be joint tortfeasors [individuals who committed a wrongful act injuring another person]."
At the time, the judge said: "Given the strength and quality of the evidence, I have determined that both defendants were involved in assisting the preparation, planting and detonation of the bomb in circumstances where those involved in assisting those acts would be joint tortfeasors [individuals who committed a wrongful act injuring another person]."