comparative fault

noun

Legal Definition of comparative fault

: 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 sense b at negligence — compare contributory negligence at negligence, strict liability at liability sense 2b

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“Comparative fault.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/comparative%20fault. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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