collateral source rule

noun

: a rule in torts: the amount of damages to be paid to a plaintiff by a defendant will not be reduced by payments received by the plaintiff from other sources (as medical insurance)

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“Collateral source rule.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/collateral%20source%20rule. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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