successive tortfeasor

noun

Legal Definition of successive tortfeasor

: any of two or more tortfeasors whose negligent acts are independent though causing injury to the same third party

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“Successive tortfeasor.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/successive%20tortfeasor. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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