concert of action

con·​cert of action | \ ˈkän-sərt- \

Legal Definition of concert of action

1 : a theory in torts that imposes liability on all defendants who have committed tortious acts that contributed to the plaintiff's injury even though only one actually caused the injury — compare alternative liability at liability sense 2b
2 : a rule in criminal law that holds an aider and abettor liable for commission of a criminal act by the principal

Note: Concert of action does not apply where the crime requires more than one person for its commission.

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“Concert of action.” The Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/concert%20of%20action. Accessed 5 December 2019.

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