successive tortfeasor

Definition of "successive tortfeasor"
  1. A term referring to a person or entity involved in two or more unrelated actions or behaviors that cause damage to the same individual or group
How to use "successive tortfeasor" in a sentence
  1. The company found itself labeled as a successive tortfeasor after two separate incidents of negligence led to injuries of the same client.
  2. In the personal injury lawsuit, the court was to determine whether there was a successive tortfeasor involved.
  3. Because of their fault in different incidents leading to the plaintiff's harm, the defendants were considered successive tortfeasors.

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