tortfeasor

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tort·fea·sor

 (tôrt′fē′zər)
n.
One that commits a tort.

[Middle French tortfaiseur, wrongdoer : tort, wrong, injury (from Old French; see tort) + faiseur, doer (from Old French : faire, fais-, to do; see feasible + -eur, -er, -or; see -or1).]
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Noun1.tortfeasor - a party who has committed a torttortfeasor - a party who has committed a tort  
party - a person involved in legal proceedings; "the party of the first part"
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tortfeasor are not joint tortfeasors and are not bound as solidary
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The author covers tort and constitutional law in general, intentional torts, privileges, negligence, causation in fact, proximate cause, legal cause, the scope of liability, joint tortfeasors, damages, defenses, wrongful death and survival statutes, vicarious liability, strict liability, products liability, and insurance over the course of the bookAEs fourteen chapters.
Depending upon their specific design, liability rules may provide incentives to tortfeasors to invest in risk reduction mechanisms.
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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.
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.
196) Wise to this maneuver, tortfeasors have sought to have the insurer's interest revealed, especially when it is substantial in comparison with that of its insured.