comparative fault

comparative fault
comparative fault n: a doctrine in torts in which the fault attributable to each party is compared and any award to the plaintiff is reduced in proportion to the plaintiff's share of the fault: comparative negligence(b) at negligence compare contributory negligence at negligence; strict liability at liability 2b

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

comparative fault
A rule in admiralty law where each vessel involved in a collision is required to pay a share of the total damages in proportion to its percentage of fault.

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  • fault — n [Anglo French faute lack, failing, ultimately from Latin fallere to deceive, disappoint] 1: a usu. intentional act forbidden by law; also: a usu. intentional omission to do something (as to exercise due care) required by law see also negligence …   Law dictionary

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  • comparative rectitude — The principle by which a divorce is awarded to the party whose fault is less serious in cases where both spouses allege grounds that would justify a divorce. Dictionary from West s Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005. comparative rectitude …   Law dictionary

  • comparative — com·par·a·tive /kəm par ə tiv/ adj: characterized by systematic comparison comparative contribution, which apportions according to...respective fault W. L. Prosser and W. P. Keeton com·par·a·tive·ly adv Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law.… …   Law dictionary

  • Comparative Negligence — A principle of tort law that applies to casualty insurance in certain states. Comparative negligence states that when an accident occurs, the fault/negligence of each party involved is based upon their respective contributions to the accident.… …   Investment dictionary

  • comparative negligence — Under comparative negligence statutes or doctrines, negligence is measured in terms of percentage, and any damages allowed shall be diminished in proportion to amount of negligence attributable to the person for whose injury, damage or death… …   Black's law dictionary

  • comparative negligence — Under comparative negligence statutes or doctrines, negligence is measured in terms of percentage, and any damages allowed shall be diminished in proportion to amount of negligence attributable to the person for whose injury, damage or death… …   Black's law dictionary

  • comparative rectitude — Doctrine wherein relief by divorce is granted to the party least in fault when both have shown grounds for divorce. Weber v. Weber, 256 Ark. 549, 508 S.W.2d 725, 729 …   Black's law dictionary


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