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fellow–servant rule

noun fel·low–ser·vant rule

Legal Definition of fellow–servant rule

  1. :  a common-law rule or doctrine in tort law: an employer is not liable for injuries inflicted on one employee by the fault of another employee during the course of his or her employment

Additional Notes on fellow–servant rule

This rule is no longer used in most jurisdictions as a result of federal and state workers' compensation statutes.


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