tort-feasor


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tort-feasor

(ˈtɔːtˈfiːzə)
n
(Law) law a person guilty of tort
[C17: from Old French, literally: wrongdoer, from tort + faiseur, from faire to do]
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Noun1.tort-feasor - a party who has committed a torttort-feasor - a party who has committed a tort  
party - a person involved in legal proceedings; "the party of the first part"
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The intent was to afford injured parties the same protections that exist when a tort-feasor involved in a motor vehicle accident is covered by insurance.
The FMCRA specifically covers tort-feasor liability.
The issue which confronted the trial court as well as the appellate court was whether or not the patient's expert witness required certification as a specialist in the field in which the principle tort-feasor practiced.
The jury will think that the husband is simply trying to "get rich" off his wife's devastating injuries instead of seeking fair and reasonable compensation from the tort-feasor.
It is no concern of the tort-feasor that someone else, completely unconnected with the tort-feasor, has aided the victim.
There is no doubt that such a remedy would permit the early detection and treatment of maladies and that as a matter of public policy the tort-feasor should bear its cost.