subrogation

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sub·ro·ga·tion

 (sŭb′rō-gā′shən)
n.
The substitution of one person or entity for another, especially when the substituted party becomes responsible for a debt or legal claim.

subrogation

(ˌsʌbrəˈɡeɪʃən)
n
(Law) law the substitution of one person or thing for another, esp the placing of a surety who has paid the debt in the place of the creditor, entitling him or her to payment from the original debtor
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Noun1.subrogation - (law) the act of substituting of one creditor for another
substitution, commutation, exchange - the act of putting one thing or person in the place of another: "he sent Smith in for Jones but the substitution came too late to help"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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The basis of this distinction is that in a creditor/debtor relationship, the debtor was obligated to pay even without the creation of the common-fund (the benefit to the creditor from creation of the fund is merely incidental), while in the subrogor/subrogee relationship, the subrogor was obligated to pay only if a common-fund was created.
21) In light of this rule and the well-established principle that the subrogee stands in the shoes of the subrogor, is it appropriate to allow health insurers to intervene in these cases and demand a portion of the settlement or verdict?
If it makes sense for an injured person who has a justified fear of a defense verdict to settle the case for 50 cents on the dollar, why doesn't it make sense for the health care subrogor to do the same?