tortfeasor – someone who commits a tort

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tortfeasor:
(17c)

1. Someone who commits a tort; a wrongdoer. [1]

1. One guilty of a tort.  A person who commits a tort; a wrongdoer. [2]

1. A person who commits a tort. [3]

concurrent tortfeasors:
(1921)

1. Two or more tortfeasors whose simultaneous actions cause injury to a third party.  *  Such tortfeasors are jointly and severally liable.

consecutive tortfeasors:
(1955)

1. Two or more tortfeasors whose actions, while occurring at different time, combine to cause a single injury to a third party.  *  Such tortfeasors are jointly and severally liable.

joint tortfeasors:
(1822)

1. Two or more tortfeasors who contributed to the claimant’s injury and who may be joined as defendants in the same lawsuit.  See joint and several liability under LIABILITY.

successive tortfeasors:
(1954)

1. Two or more tortfeasors whose negligence occurs at different times and causes different Injuries to the same third party.

References:

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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4

[2]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations Third Edition by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Edited by William S. Anderson.  © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY.  Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931

[3]:  Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition
by Jack Ballantine 
(James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.

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